Quick 9: Best clutch shots
Can you remember last year’s Travelers Championship when Jordan Spieth holed his bunker shot in a playoff to defeat Daniel Berger?
It was so good, let’s have a look at it again…
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 25, 2017
It got us thinking: what have been the best clutch shots from down the years? We take a look in this week’s Quick 9…
9. Tiger Woods, 2000 Canadian Open
Many people consider this to be one of Woods’ greatest ever shots.
The fresh-faced youngster landed his drive in the bunker on the par-5 18th at Glen Abbey and then did something unexpected. Happy with his lie, Woods smashed a 6-iron towards the green and over the water protecting the green.
The ball landed on the fringe but that doesn’t matter when you consider the sheer guts it took for Woods to take the shot on.
The 14-time major winner would win the tournament by one stroke ahead of Grant Waite.
8. Phil Mickelson, 2008 Crowne Plaza Invitational
Lefty’s hopes of clinching another PGA Tour title looked in serious trouble when he fired his tee shot on the 72nd hole behind some trees.
But the short-game master dinked a wedge over the trees and onto the putting surface to set up a winning birdie putt.
Shout out to the bloke in the crowd at 0:32 for flinging himself into the water. Clearly no one else in the crowd got the memo.
7. Jordan Spieth, 2013 John Deere Classic
Seemingly out of the contest at TPC Deere Run, a fresh-faced Spieth needed to sink a tricky bunker shot in order to force a play-off with Zach Johnson and David Hearn.
He did just that and, in doing so, would go on to earn his first win professional at the age of just 19, the fourth youngest PGA Tour winner.