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Tiger's Best Shot

By: Golfshake Editor | Wed 23 Nov 2016

During the peak of his career, Tiger Woods was able to produce incredible shots at the most pressured and crucial of moments. Everyone remembers his chip on the 16th at Augusta National when battling Chris DiMarco at the 2005 Masters, but fewer recall the piece of creativity that the 14-time major champion referred to as being the most difficult.

It was the 2001 World Cup of Golf. Tiger and his foursomes partner David Duval required an eagle on the final hole to make a playoff. The former Open champion's approach was wayward and left the world number one in a difficult spot. Chipping from a downslope, he was short-sided and had to bounce the ball into the edge of the green. It was a seemingly impossible task, but, yes, he somehow managed to hole it. That's what made him great.

Tiger himself said in 2012: "I think probably the hardest pitch not too many people saw was the one in Japan in the World Cup to get into the playoff."

America would ultimately lose the playoff, with South Africa winning, but that was the incident that remains the one everlasting memory of that event.


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