There’s little argument that Tiger Woods has been both the best golfer of all time and the most influential and important to the sport as he brought millions of new eyes to the sport of golf. To get there the guy had to win, and to win, you have to make some pretty great shots. Let’s take a look at three of the all-time best shots in his illustrious career.
1. 1996 Milwaukee Open Ace
This was the 20-year old Woods’ first tournament as a pro and was our first introduction to who would soon become the best in the world. This shot was an unreal 202 yard 6 iron shot on the 14th hole that went in for an ace. This basically opened people’s eyes and introduced Tiger to the world. Also, this was the of his signature fist pump, which went on to become somewhat of his signature move. To make this shot as a 20 year old during your first tournament as a pro is extremely impressive.
2. 2008 U.S Open Chip Shot
While the shot itself is good, the circumstances without a doubt make this an amazing and memorable shot. In this tournament, Woods was playing on a destroyed knee and a fractured tibia. Not only did Woods eventually win the tournament in a playoff, he hit an amazing shot on the 17th hole during round 3. The ball was laying awkwardly in the rough, he hit a chip shot that bounced once and then sunk right into the hole, leaving even Tiger Woods surprised at what he just did. Truly one of the most memorable moments and tournaments of Tiger’s career.
3. 2005 Masters Chip Shot
Here is the shot you were all expecting. Not only is this far and away Tiger’s best and most memorable shots, it is probably one of the best of all time. The amount of gut, talent and confidence this shot took is unreal. Also, the drama of the ball rolling for seemingly forever and then slowly rolling into the hole made for some of the absolute best TV golf has ever seen.