Golf News

Commemorative golf plaques for Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy 2-iron

Golfers love their history.

So occasionally when something historic happens in a tournament, at some point down the road the details of the event are etched on a plaque, which is then placed in the ground or set into a giant boulder, preserving the story and re-telling it for years to come.

Jack Nicklaus has a few of these commemorative plaques. So does Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones and, of course, Tiger Woods, who has one at Torrey Pines among other places. Rory McIlroy has a new one as well in Scotland.

Some plaques pay homage to once-in-a-lifetime shots by golfers who will always be remembered for that one shining moment. Here’s a closer look at a collection of plaques at golf courses around the world.

A plaque honoring Rory McIlroy’s winning 2-iron into the wind at the 18th hole of the 2023 Genesis Scottish Open. (Courtesy The Renaissance Club)

TPC Sawgrass

A plaque at TPC Sawgrass commemorating golf course designer Pete Dye. Photo by Adam Schupak/Golfweek

At the first round of the 2020 Players Championship – a tournament that would end after just one day due to coronavirus – TPC Sawgrass unveiled a new plaque to honor Pete Dye, who built the course as well as countless others around the world during his legendary career. This plaque is just off the first tee.

A plaque at the Hogan Bridge at Augusta National Golf Club. (Photo: Golfweek)

The bridge, which takes golfers across Rae’s Creek to the 12th green at Augusta National Golf Club, was dedicated on April 2, 1958 in honor of Ben Hogan’s 1953 Masters tournament victory. The plaque predicted Hogan’s score of 274 might never be broken, but it was, 12 years later, when Jack Nicklaus posted 271 in 1965.

A marker commemorating Ben Hogan sits on the 6th tee box at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland. In his only Open Championship appearance, Hogan won by four shots, his third major of the year. (Photo: Thomas J. Russo/USA TODAY Sports)

Tiger Woods plaque

A plaque at Torrey Pines commemorates Tiger Woods’ 2008 U.S. Open victory. Photo by David Dusek/Golfweek

Two days before the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, the City of San Diego and the U.S. Golf Association commemorated one of Tiger Woods’ most iconic shots, the putt he made on Sunday on the 72nd hole of the 2008 U.S. Open to force a Monday playoff with Rocco Mediate.

Tiger Woods

The plaque honoring…


Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at Golfweek…