It was the only U.S. Open victory in Palmer’s career and widely considered the greatest comeback in the tournament’s history. Having won the Masters earlier that year, Palmer was halfway to the single-season Grand Slam.RANK: 57 LOCATION: Cherry Hills Country Club | Englewood, Colo. DATE: 6/18/1960 CATEGORY: Golf
Heading into the final round of the 1960 U.S. Open, Arnold Palmer was seven shots back from the lead, tied for 15th place. Anybody counting him out was proven wrong, as Palmer finished with a six-under 65 on the day, beating 20-year-old amateur Jack Nicklaus by two strokes.