Quick 9: Best clutch shots

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Following Jordan Spieth's miraculous shot at the Travelers Championship, we look at some of golf's greatest clutch shots from down the years...

6. Tiger Woods, 2005 Masters

Woods’ chip from the edge of the 16th green at Augusta is considered by many to be his greatest ever moment.

Woods birdied the hole on his way to victory at the Masters, with the championship decided by a play-off against Chris DiMarco.

His incredible chip saw the ball land around 20 feet away from the hole but it then started creeping closer and stopped agonisingly on the edge of the hole before dramatically toppling in.

A truly remarkable shot at such an important moment.

5. Padraig Harrington, 2008 Open Championship

Harrington was faced with a dilemma on the 17th hole at Royal Birkdale.

The Irishman was two shots clear of the chasing pack on the 17th hole and standing over his second shot in the swirling wind, he had to decide whether to risk going for the green with his second shot, or play it safe and lay up.

Harrington took many people by surprise and pulled a wood out of his bag.

His gutsy attempt ended up just four feet from the pin and he would drain the following putt for a vital eagle.

4. Shaun Micheel, 2003 PGA Championship

Micheel isn’t exactly a name that instantly springs to mind when thinking of major winners, but the surprise 2003 PGA champion pulled off an unbelievable clutch shot on his way to a massive underdog victory at Oak Hill.

The world No. 169 at the time was leading Chad Campbell by one stroke standing over his second shot on the par-4 18th.

Micheel fired a 7-iron to the raised green and watched it hop, skip and jump to just mere inches from the hole.

That shot would secure him his only PGA Tour victory to date.

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