The 100 Greatest Golf Shots of All Time

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100. Vijay Singh
Event: 2009 Tuesday practice at The Masters, 16th hole at Augusta National
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
Larry Bird could make this shot.
99. John Daly
Event: 2008 Buick Open, Warwick Hills, Grand Blanc, Mich
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
Tee shot off Budweiser can.
98. Alex Ovechkin
Event: 2007 Capitals Charity Tournament, 4th hole
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
Hockey Superstar Alex Ovechkin had to borrow clubs from his teammates because he had never played golf before. He aced the 106-yard 4th hole. And immediately started heckling "Tiger where are you?"
97. Fuzzy Zoeller
Event: 2006 Allianz Championship, Des Moines, Iowa
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
Fuzzy went and had a beer and a sandwich before the ball finally ended up in the hole.
96. Tiger Woods
Event: 2002 PGA Championship, 1st hole at Hazeltine
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
Tiger said this was the best shot he'd ever hit. Check out an interview about this shot below.
95. Ernie Els
Event: 2004 British Open, 8th hole at Troon (Postage Stamp)
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
Ernie aces same hole Sarazen did back in '73 at age 73. More on that one later.
94. Annika Sorenstam
Event: 2008 Dubai Ladies Masters, 18th hole
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
Far from the most amazing shot in the list, but it was a birdie on the final hole of a storied career from arguably the best women golfer to ever play the game.
93. Johnny Miller
Event: 1972 British Open, 5th hole at Muirfield Golf Club
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
During the second round of the 1972 British Open, Johnny holed out in two on the 585 yard, par five fifth. About his double eagle, he said simply "the ground was super hard and I hit both shots as hard as possible."
92. Chi Chi Rodriguez
Event: 1991 US Senior Open, 18th hole at Oakland Hills Country Club
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
Chi Chi was chasing Jack (as usual) and needed a birdie on 18 to get into a playoff at the US Senior Open at Oakland Hills Country Club.

He was 175 yards out in the fairway and his stock 6-iron could plug in the bunker short, and a 5-iron would be too much club to hold the hard green.

So Chi Chi decided to play a running hook with his six iron. He hit a beautiful shot that hooked fifty yards running up to the hole and stopping a foot away. Unfortunately, Chi Chi lost in the playoff to Jack, but he still calls this "The Greatest Shot I ever hit."
91. Lief Olson
Event: 2009 Canadian Open, 15th hole
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
I call "bank."
90. Camillo Villegas
Event: 2009 Chevron World Challenge, 13th hole
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
3-wood from 262 yards out.
89. John Senden
Event: 2009 Deutsche Bank Championship, 2nd hole
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
3-iron from 250 yards for the Albatross.
I wonder if he was using one of those Wilson Staff Irons I like so much? Nah, probably not.


88. Fred Couples
Event: 1992 Masters, 12th hole at Augusta National
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
Heavy rain that week made ground softer.
87. Miguel Angel Jimenez
Event: 2008 Dubai Desert Classic, Dubai
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
Nothing but net.
86. Fred Couples
Event: 1999 Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
Three is the magic number. Freddy ties for third.
85. Woody Austin
Event: 2007 Presidents Cup, The Royal Montreal Golf Course
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
Okay, so this may not be greatest shot, especially because Woody whiffed and fell into the water. But what was amazing was that Woody toweled himself off and birdied the next three holes to grind out a tie in the match.

The U.S. went on to win, with Phil Mickelson remarking "I think there ought to be a special plaque there to commemorate the birth of Aquaman."
84. Annika Sorenstam
Event: 2003 Colonial, 1st hole
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
A 243-yard tee shot isn't the most amazing shot you will ever see, but this was the first tee shot for a woman playing in a men's PGA event. Annika's tee shot found the fairway and a historical milestone was set.
83. Padraig Harrington
Event: 2008 British Open, 17th hole at Royal Birkdale
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
"I pushed it just a wee bit."
82. Steve Jones
Event: 1988 AT&T National Pro-Am, 18th hole at Cypress Point Golf Club
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
"Honey, Can you wait just one minute?" Steve Jones' wife was coming out of the club house as his golf ball was flying through the air on 18. He aimed for the back of the green from 145 yards because the green was severely sloped from back to front. "Who's ball is that?" she asked the gallery. "Jones" they answered.

She watched as the ball landed thirty feet past the hole and spun right back into the clown's mouth.

Steve shot a 64 and went on to win his first PGA Tour event.
81. Shaun Micheel
Event: 2003 PGA Championship, 18th hole Oak Hill Country Club
Entertainment: 3
Significance: 3
Difficulty: 3
Winning in style.


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    Nothing from the greatest shot maker of all time Seve Ballesteros? A shot hit backwards off of a stone wall seems pretty memorable.

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  5. duane Says:

    number 25 should be in the top three no question.

  6. Phil Reed Says:

    How about Sandy Lyles 7 iron out of the bunker on the 72nd hole of the ’88 masters. Seve’s wonder shot from the car park at the ’79 open.

    Christy O’conners 2 iron at the ’89 Ryder Cup

    Mainly American players make your list. Lets see how many good shots you pull out next week……

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    You said Greg Norman led all four majors in 1986 and lost each at the end, when in fact, he won the 1986 British Open at Turnberry. He also won the Open Championship at Royal St. George’s in 1993 for his second and final major title.

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  11. Pete Says:

    more could be of Payne Stewart’s putt. A hole before he makes a snake that Bones McKay says is the best putt he’s ever seen and that the putt he made on 18 was unthinkable. Just my 2 cents.

  12. Kris Says:

    What about Watson’s approach to the 72nd hole in the 1977 Open Championship at Turnberry? It needed to be great, as Nicklaus holed a 40-footer to momentarily tie him. What about Craig Parry’s eagle in sudden death on the Blue Monster at Doral, or Jonathan Byrd’s ace in a sudden death playoff?

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