Julie Coleman of Grand Junction, Colo., was strolling through the La Quinta, Calif., farmers' market when she spotted one of her golf heroes. "This pic will remain on my wall forever," Coleman says of meeting Arnold Palmer.
Greg Hoffmann (center) of Edina, Minn., and buddy Carl Schneider might have thought they'd run into Olympic gold-medalist Lindsey Vonn on the slopes of Park City, Utah. But Stewart Cink?
Jay Kennedy of Oxford, Pa., found a "buddy" to tailgate with before the start of the Ohio State-LSU national-championship football game in 2008. Jack Nicklaus is one of Ohio State's most famous alumni.
Former President George H.W. Bush and Phil Mickelson shared a wedding toast with newlyweds Allison Lambert and Simon Dean in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 2010. Bush and Mickelson were "surprise" guests at the wedding, Dean said. Dean had just joined the president's golf club, Cape Arundel
Michael Lindsay took his seat at the Super Bowl in February when he noticed a familiar face in the row in front of him. It was Graeme McDowell, who graciously posed for a picture with Lindsay. "He could not have been nicer," Lindsay says.
Steve Pritzker of Scottsdale turned around from his pilot seat on a U.S. Air flight from Charlotte to Phoenix and noticed Billy Mayfair sitting in Row 1. Mayfair was on the flight after playing in the 2010 Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte. The captain asked Mayfair to come join him for a photo in the cockpit, and Mayfair obliged.
A friend told Brian Veneski of Fresno, Calif., to be "on the lookout" for Michelle Wie at the 2010 USC-Stanford University football game. Wie attends Stanford. "I told my friend I wanted to get a picture with her," Veneski said. "We both laughed, but sure enough, at halftime, who do we see?"
Joe Donahue, aka Benjamin Franklin, of Cartersville, Ga., attended a Halloween party last year and posed for this photo with Jason Bohn and his wife, Tewana.
We doubt Fred Couples ever wore golf clothes to go fishing. But this fake photo made us laugh. Congrats go to John Murray of Hoodsport, Wash.