1982 – Tom Watson Wins, Immediately Calls Dad
Tom Watson sat atop the leaderboard tied with Jack Nicklaus when he teed off on the par-3 No. 17 at Pebble Beach, and sent his drive into the rough. But a chip-in for birdie gave him back the lead, and another birdie on 18 secured his first and only U.S. Open title. After receiving the trophy, he immediately called his dad to share the good news.