TOP 5 SHOTS
#1 Tiger Woods didn’t win the 2002 PGA at Hazeltine (Rich Beem edged him by a shot), but he did hit a 3-iron from a downhill lie out of a fairway bunker that flew 210
yards, hooked around a tree and landed eight feet from the hole.
He holed the putt and still calls that shot the best he has ever hit.
#2 Shaun Micheel held a one-shot lead over Chad Campbell when he drove his tee shot on the 72nd hole into the rough of the 2003 PGA at Oak Hill CC.
Left with a 175-yard approach, Micheel striped 7-iron to within two
inches of the hole to secure the championship.
#3 Bob Tway was battling Greg Norman on the back nine Sunday to win the final major of the year, and had erased Norman’s four-shot lead as the two
men stood on the final tee in a dead heat. Norman’s approach to
18 landed 25 feet from the pin, just into the fringe, while Tway’s
ball landed in the front bunker. When Tway holed his bunker shot,
Norman missed his chip, and Tway was the 1986 PGA champion.
#4 Gary Player had just bogeyed the 14th and 15th oles and lost his lead to Jim Jamieson, then sliced his tee shot on 16 into the Oakland Hills gallery.
Standing on a borrowed chair, the South African eyed the situation,
then pulled out a 9-iron and hit a shot over water and large trees
before it settled four feet from the cup. The ensuing birdie went a
long way in earning Player the 1972 PGA Championship.
#5 Jack Nicklaus appeared to be giving away the 1975 PGA at Firestone. Holding a comfortable lead over Bruce Crampton, Nicklaus pulled his tee shot on
the long par- 5 16th into the hazard. From Crampton’s view, the
Golden Bear was looking at a bogey at best, but Nicklaus pulled a
9-iron and flew a shot over trees and a lake to within 30 feet of the
hole. Of course, Nicklaus holed the putt and won the championship.
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