Greatest Golf Shots Ever

With The Masters Starting Today, Here Are Some Of The Greatest Golf Shots Of All Time

4/9/09 in Golf   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Yesterday, we showed you Vijay Singh's incredible shot that he skipped off the water for a hole in one at the 16th hole during his Masters practice round.

In case you missed it, here it is:


While that was a pretty incredible shot, it unfortunately didn't really matter, since it was just a practice shot. With the Masters starting today, it's time to look back at some of the greatest golf shots of all time. I'm not going to go so far as to say that these are THE greatest, because that will only lead to the inevitable discovery of something better. However, I will say that these shots are definitely among the most incredible that we've ever seen. Enjoy.


5. Vijay Singh
2007 Wachovia Championship, 3rd Round, Hole 12



Vijay's shot was from wayyyy downtown, and he hit it perfectly from the edge of the fairway. Beautifully done.


4. Tiger Woods
2008 US Open, 3rd Round, Hole 17



The most remarkable part about this shot isn't the shot itself. It's the fact that Tiger did it while on a completely ravaged knee. He could barely walk, but he somehow managed to chip this one in from a steep incline.


3. Jeff Overton
2006 Barclay's Classic, 2nd Round, Hole 18



Overton made this shot for an albatross, the second shot on the par 5 18th hole. This shot took an amazing combination of extreme distance and accuracy... not only on this shot, but also on his tee shot just to set this one up.


2. Fuzzy Zoeller
2006 Allianz Championship, 2nd Round, Hole 16



I have no idea how this shot went it. Zoeller put the ball on the rough behind the green. Inexplicably, after just sitting there for about 8 seconds, it suddenly started rolling towards the hole, and went in. This video isn't fake. I swear.


1. Tiger Woods
2005 Masters, 4th Round, Hole 16



This one was in a seemingly impossible location, right on the edge of the fringe and the rough. Somehow, Tiger chipped it perfectly, and it came to almost a dead stop at the lip of the cup, and dropped in. Not only was it an incredible shot, it was also a pivotal moment in his 2005 Masters win. This one was about as amazing as it gets, and also ridiculously clutch, which makes it the #1 shot of all time.


Feel free to ridicule the list as you see fit, or make some suggestions. Let them rip.
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7/18/10   |   umbalanui

(Edited by umbalanui)

Lot's of folks confuse a lucky shot with a great shot. On a par 3, if I were to hit a shot that heads toward a pond in front of the green and my ball bounces off the shell of a turtle, onto the green, rolling in the direction of the pin and goes in for a hole-in-one....that would be a lucky shot rather than a great shot. This calculated and then perfectly executed shot by Tiger is great shot. His ball did exactly what he had planed for it to do. Therein lies the difference.

4/9/09   |   Marianna

I LOVE TIGER WOODS!!!!!!!! 

4/9/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

chicachericola wrote:
I went to Bay Hill and have to say it was pretty amazing to watch them. I worked for a golf course as a bartender and tried to learn but was told by the pro to get in the cart, drink and drive, which I did not complain about at all. Golf isn't an easy sport. I just wish VJ would get more of the recognition he deserves. I know it's the Tiger show, but VJ's talent is nothing to sneeze at either.

There is one thing i'd like to change about the game though. In every other sport, you are required to perform in front of screaming, rabid fans. I think golf should be the same. My Shhhh paddle served more as a way for me to annoy people than anything else. That whole being deathly silent thing was not amusing to me.

there might not be screaming fans, but where else are you told to drink and drive at work? 

4/9/09   |   chicachericola   |   2 respect

I went to Bay Hill and have to say it was pretty amazing to watch them. I worked for a golf course as a bartender and tried to learn but was told by the pro to get in the cart, drink and drive, which I did not complain about at all. Golf isn't an easy sport. I just wish VJ would get more of the recognition he deserves. I know it's the Tiger show, but VJ's talent is nothing to sneeze at either.

There is one thing i'd like to change about the game though. In every other sport, you are required to perform in front of screaming, rabid fans. I think golf should be the same. My Shhhh paddle served more as a way for me to annoy people than anything else. That whole being deathly silent thing was not amusing to me.

4/9/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

 that shot by Tiger is flipping ridiculous. I am glad his knee is better b/c I want to see some more.

4/9/09   |   seal_warrior1   |   2231 respect

Great compilation of shots Pat!