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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.

 

 

5 of the best announcer calls in golf history