Meaningful Photographs

637aed83444b3a7d0000ecf1043750b9.jpg  © Neil Leifer

This image shows former Packers head coach Vince Lombardi being carried off the field by lineman Forrest Gregg and Jerry Kramer after winning Super Bowl II. He shaped the Packers organization into one of the greatest franchises in the NFL. Without his leadership, moral values and coaching prowess the Packers would not be who they are today. This game happened to be his last as the Packers head coach and he passed away from colon cancer less than three years later.

hogan-merion-famed-shotjpg-885baa67d4948d03.jpg © Hy Peskin

This image features Ben Hogan hitting a 1-iron in the final round of the 1950 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. It was his first his tournament appearance since his car accident with an oncoming bus, which logically should have killed him. He fractured his collarbone, pelvis, ankle and rib with doctors telling him his golf career was over. On the 18th hole of the final round Hogan elected to hit a 1-iron for his approach shot. He stuck it on the green and two-putted to force a playoff with Lloyd Mangrum and George Fazio. The next day he won that playoff and became the greatest comeback story in the history of golf, maybe even sport. To this day, a plaque is embedded in that very spot, signifying the achievement and location of one of the best shots and photographs in the history of golf.

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