Quick 9: Best clutch shotsJune 22, 2018 The Scoop
Following Jordan Spieth's miraculous shot at the Travelers Championship, we look at some of golf's greatest clutch shots from down the years...
3. Bill Haas, 2011 Tour Championship
Haas’ recovery shot from the water in an epic play-off battle with Hunter Mahon at the 2011 Tour Championship is perhaps one of the most lucrative in golf’s history.
$10 million was at stake for Haas as he chased the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup.
His hopes of glory came down to a play-off with Hunter Mahon.
Haas looked out of it on the second play-off hole when his shot from a fairway bunker trickled down the hill alongside the 17th green and wound up half-submerged in the water.
But he kept himself in the running with an astonishing shot that ended up close to the pin.
He would go on to win on the next play-off hole as Mahan failed to save par.
2. Phil Mickelson, 2010 Masters
Many golfers would have chosen to lay up when finding their ball on pine straw behind a tree and with the green protected by a stream.
But sometimes courage is needed when chasing the Green Jacket.
Mickelson showed no lack of bravery when attempting this risky shot on the way to his third Masters title.
1. Larry Mize, 1987 Masters
Considered to be one of the greatest endings to a major championship, Mize produced a chip shot masterclass to leave Greg Norman humbled.
The tournament boiled down to a sudden death play-off between Mize, Norman and Seve Ballesteros.
After Ballesteros bogeyed the first play-off hole, the par-4 10th, Mize and Norman continued to the par-4 11th.
Mize’s approach to the green landed well to the right, while the Shark’s ball was on the fringe of the putting surface.
Mize produced a career-defining chip shot that trickled towards the hole and fell in for a birdie.
Norman couldn’t replicate the American’s birdie heroics, leaving Mize to claim his only major title.