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Inside Golf World Podcast: "The 18 Most Important Moments in Golf"

By Ryan Herrington

With this year marking the centennial of Francis Ouimet's monumental victory at the 1913 U.S. Open, it was natural for us to want to remember the tournament and its lasting impact.

Easily it's one of golf's most historic events, with many believing it's the seminal moment in golf given the interest it engendered for what was then still a nascent sport in the United States.

That got us talking about what the other standout events in the last 100 years are among the most important in golf?

In Golf World's Feb. 4 magazine, we offer our thoughts with a cover story package titled "The 18 Most Important Moments in Golf."

Senior editor Bill Fields spearheaded the project, authoring the lead piece on Ouimet's brilliance at Brookline as well as overseeing the entire package.

In our Inside Golf World Podcast, Fields shares some of the research that went into his story, how the other moments were chosen, and what other moments in history just missed being included (hint: April 1986).

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