The U.S. Open Golf Tournament is just under a week away, and all people can talk about is, "How is Tiger Woods going to do?"
In the Memorial Tournament last week, Tiger looked liked the Tiger of a few years ago, charging up the leaderboard on the last few holes to take home the trophy. Along the way, he knocked in an impossible shot (see #3 below) that helped him to victory. If you are a golf fan, you know that he has a huge list of great shots to his name. I decided to put together some of my favorites with video evidence for you. Check it out below:
#5 - 2008 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill
Sometimes great shots don't have to be flashy, they just need to be clutch, and that is the case with this shot from Tiger. On the final hole of the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, he knocks in the 24-foot putt to win. And, oh yeah, he was 0 for 21 in the tourney on putts longer than 20 feet before that shot.
#4 - 2001 PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass
The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is one of the most famous holes in all of golf. In addition to being surrounded by water, the hole's green is one of the toughest for golfers to read. Still, Tiger makes it look easy.
#3 - 2012 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Course
The most recent of Tiger's great shots came at the 2012 Memorial Tournament. Down one and in the rough, he knocks in this shot for birdie, which propelled him to the win. Golf great Jack Nicklaus said it was the best shot he has ever seen.
#2 - 1997 Phoenix Open at TPC of Scottsdale
Any time someone puts in a hole-in-one, it's a great shot. But the reason I have it this high on the list is the reaction of everyone in attendance. The fans, his fellow golfers and even the announcers were pumped after the shot went in, and to be honest, 15 years later I still get excited to watch this clip.
#1 - 2005 Masters at Augusta
This shot has the whole package. Biggest golf tournament in the world, incredibly difficult shot, awesome call from the announcers and an awkward high five. Can you ask for anything more?
Tiger has had a lot of other great shots, many without video evidence. Can you think of any that I missed? Let me know in the comments!