8. Arnold Palmer, 18th hole (1960)
Much like it is with Jack Nicklaus, you can’t have many lists about The Masters that don’t include four-time champion Arnold Palmer. This was actually a pretty tough decision to make, seeing as how there are quite a few shots from The King that could be on this list. There was the shot on the 13th in 1958 (his first Masters victory), a crazy 3-wood hook that set up an eagle. There was his amazing chip-in at the 16th for birdie in 1962 that helped him win his third green jacket. But this shot happened right in the middle at the final hole in 1960.
Palmer had been the leader after every round going into Sunday. He led a group of five by one heading into the last round, a group that included Ken Venturi, who would four years later go on to win the U.S. Open. Palmer started hot with a birdie at the first but Venturi would answer with birdies at the second and another at the third, a hole which Palmer bogeyed, which gave Venturi a one-stroke advantage.
A bogey at the fifth for Palmer and a birdie at the sixth for Venturi left Arnie three shots behind and he was now in catch-up mode. The two battled all day but Palmer just couldn’t regain the lead. After 16 holes, Palmer was still one back but made a great 30-foot birdie putt at the 17th and went into the final hole tied with Venturi at 5-under. After a nice drive, Palmer calmly hit a low 6-iron on his approach that rested just five feet from the hole. Arnie would make the ensuing putt and became just the second player in Masters history to win the tournament with a birdie at the last.