Thursday, June 28, 2012

Greatest Shot Ever

Was the greatest golf shot ever Jack Nicklaus's 1 iron on No. 17 at the 1972 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach or Tom Watson's chip in on the same hole for the U.S. Open title to beat out Jack a few years later?  Or was it Tiger Wood's chip in on No. 16 at the Masters from the back of the green?  Or was it Tiger's 220 yard 6 iron from the trap over a lake to the back of the green (I forgot the hole No.) in the Canadian Open?  Or Gene Sarazen's double eagle at the Masters? 

There is some room for debate but those four are, I would assert, in the top 5.  Another one for the level of pure clutch was Tiger Woods career making putt on No. 17 at Medinah in the 1999 PGA to beat out Sergio Garcia.  Lots of folks forget how tough that putt was - 15 breaking right and downhill.  Best clutch putt I have ever seen.  It was comparable to Michael Jordan's shot from the corner as a freshman at UNC when UNC won the NCAA finals against Georgetown.  Career defining.

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