It was the mission of all missions, but Golf Monthly has given it a go! Through hours of research, we have brought together our list of the 100 greatest golf shots ever played. From old-school legends like Ben Hogan to the modern-day mavericks of John Daly, it’s time to pour yourself a brew, sit back and enjoy…
10. Tiger Woods – Putt to force a play-off, 2008 US Open
During the 2008 US Open, tournament favourite Tiger Woods seemed to be struggling with a knee injury. However, the Major was being played at one of the courses which he had had most success over the years, Torrey Pines. (He had won six times in San Diego already, including earlier in the 2008 season at the Buick Invitational.) But coming to the 72nd hole, a visibly limping Woods needed a birdie to draw level with clubhouse leader Rocco Mediate. Having found sand from the tee he needed to lay up, which he did into the rough. His resulting pitch onto the green left him a quick downhill 12-foot putt with a severe break to draw level with Mediate. With the most minimal of backswings, Woods found the right edge of the hole and erupted as the putt dropped – incredible when you think of the situation and his physical state. Woods would win the Monday play-off and claim his 14th, and currently final, Major.
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