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February 22, 2017 - 4:08pm
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T.J. Auclair
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On the 37th anniversary of the famous, "Do you believe in miracles?!" call by Al Michaels at the 1980 Olympics, we highlight five of the best announcer calls in golf history.

February 22, 2017, marks the 37th anniversary of Team USA's "Miracle on Ice" in the 1980 Olympics at Lake Placid.

Here's the final minute of that legendary hockey game between the U.S. and the Soviet Union:

 

 

During that final minute, play-by-play man Al Michaels gave us arguably the most famous call in sports history when he rhetorically and enthusiastically asked, "DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?!"

That got us thinking: What are some of the best calls in golf history?

Here are five that we love.

5. "Is it his time? Yes! At long last..." -- Jim Nantz on Phil Mickelson holing a 15-foot birdie on the final hole to win the 2004 Masters -- his first major -- by one shot over Ernie Els. Previously, Mickelson went 0-42 in majors as a professional. You can hear the Nantz call at the 3:43 mark of the video below:

 

 

4. "A win for the ages" -- Jim Nantz on Tiger Woods, 21 at the time, destroying the field en route to his first major victory at the 1997 Masters. Hear the call at the 1:43 mark below:

 

 

3. "It's better than most..." -- Gary Koch on Tiger Woods hitting a 60-foot putt from the back of the 17th green at TPC Sawgrass in 2001. Thanks to Koch's amazing call, that putt is forever known as the "Better than most putt." That was the first of Tiger's two Players Championship victories.

 

 

2. "In your life!" -- Verne Lundquist at Augusta National's par-3 16th hole when Tiger Woods hit what may just be the best chip in golf history on his way to winning the 2005 Masters.

 

 

1. "Maybe... Yes, sir!" -- Verne Lundquist at the 1986 Masters when a then 46-year-old Jack Nicklaus holed a birdie putt at the 17th green -- famously raising his putter as the ball dropped in -- for sole possession of the lead and one hole later became the oldest champion in tournament history.

 

 

February 22, 2017 - 9:25am
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This is what happens when an attempted flop-shot over a person goes wrong.

You know when you see those photos or screenshots of people trying to pull a Phil Mickelson and hit a flop shot over a friend's head?

Before you hit play, you probably think about all the things that could go wrong instead of how cool it'll be when the shot is pulled off.

When you see the shot pulled off, a twisted, sick part of you is almost a little disappointed.

If the type of person I just described reminds you of yourself, this video posted to the golf.hero Instagram account will bring a smile to your face.

 

 

Happy Monday via @golfballed - Time to get new friends #intheFACE #TrustFail #golffail #CaseOfTheMondays

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Bam. Right off the chin. Isn't it a shock that more flop-shot videos like this don't end the same way?

If you'd like to learn how to actually hit a flop shot that doesn't hit your friend in the face and instead sets you up for an easy putt, check out this instructional video from PGA Professional John Webster:

February 21, 2017 - 3:08pm
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T.J. Auclair
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With an alligator sitting at the water's edge, a man hit a golf shot from the water just a few feet away.

We've seen our fair share of golfers attempting to hit golf shots from dangerous places.

This, however, takes the cake.

During a segment on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" on Tuesday morning, contributor Robert Damron shared the below video of a friend hitting the ball out of a water hazard... with an alligator right on the water's edge.

Here's the video:

Seriously. What is this man thinking?

I don't care how much money is riding on your golf bet -- under no circumstances should you be that close to a gator.