According to a poll conducted by retailer american golf, Seve Ballesteros’ final putt to win the 1984 British Open has been voted the most memorable moment in Open Championship history.
The poll, which ran across american golf’s social media channels, gave golf fans the opportunity to select a ‘most memorable’ British Open moment from a shortlist of five or alternatively nominate their own choice.
23 percent of golf fans highlighted Seve’s triumph on the 18th hole at St Andrews as the most memorable British Open moment.
Tom Watson’s performance at Turnberry in 2009 was the next most popular choice, capturing 13 percent of votes.
Dan Gathercole, Head of marketing at american golf, said:
“The Open is one of the showpiece events of the British sporting calendar and with so many iconic moments, such as Seve’s putt in 1984, it is arguably the greatest major in golf.
These moments create indelible memories and are one of the main reasons why golfers were attracted to the game. Hopefully a new generation of golfers will be inspired by the events at this year’s championship.”
Other notable choices included Nick Faldo’s three Open triumphs, Tiger’s flawless performance in 2000 and Darren Clarke’s emotional victory in 2011.