Unbelievable Golf Shots ... and Where They Happened

Every PGA TOUR tournament seems to yield at least one great golf moment, but some stand out from the rest. Take a look back at these unbelievable shots by some of the best in the sport.

THE PLAYERS 1999 - TPC Sawgrass - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Fred Couples knows his way around TPC Sawgrass, home to THE PLAYERS Championship.  While the iconic par-3, 17th hole has seen lots of drama unfold, the course had never seen anything like what Couples was about to do.  After hitting his first shot into the water, Couples returned to the tee box, now lying 2, and threw a shot in the air that seemed to head right towards the pin.  The roar of the crowd was deafening when Couples drained his shot, making in the most unforgettable par the hole had ever seen.TPC Sawgrass, home of THE PLAYERS Championship
Photo courtesy of Chris Condon/PGA TOUR

The Masters 2012 - Augusta National - Augusta, GA

Anyone who watched the 2012 Masters will agree that left-hander Bubba Watson's intentionally severe hook shot from deep in the trees on the 10th hole won him the tournament. With the ball resting on a bed of pine needles, Watson was so deep in the rough that it was impossible to see the elevated green -- the same green he still managed to reach from 40 yards away, with a right angle shot.   Augusta National's 10th hole
Photo courtesy of Mbrooks

2000 AT&T Pebble Beach National ProAm - Pebble Beach, CA

It was the final round and the legendary Tiger Woods was trailing by four on the fifteenth hole. In a highlights reel of Tiger's many memorable shots, the eagle he scored with a pitching wedge during this 2000 tournament at Pebble Beach is one of the most spectacular. He went on to win his sixth straight PGA event.  Pebble Beach Golf Links
Photo courtesy of playhockeyeh

2008 US Open – Torrey Pines South Course - San Diego, CA

Tiger Woods earned another unlikely victory at the 2008 US Open when, after playing with a knee injury, he sank a ridiculous 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole of Torrey Pines, forcing a playoff with Rocco Mediate. The 18-hole playoff ended in a draw, but Tiger went on to win in a final sudden-death playoff.  Torrey Pines
Photo courtesy of Ben Grey

2004 Ford Championship - Doral Golf Resort - Doral, FL

The 18th hole on the course at the Doral Golf Resort is considered one of the toughest in the PGA TOUR. During the 2004 Ford Championship, Craig Parry and Scott Verplank faced off in a sudden-death playoff on the notorious Blue Monster's 18th, and Parry managed to hole out from 176 yards away to beat Scott Verplank, whose ball was waiting just off the green.  18th hole of the Blue Monster course at the Doral Golf Resort
Photo courtesy of Cfmyers

1995 British Open - Old Course at St. Andrews - St. Andrews, Scotland

When it comes to great putts, they don't get much more impressive than Constantino Rocca's on the 18th hole during the final round of the 1995 British Open. Rocca managed a nearly 100-foot putt from a dip in the fairway just in front of the green for a birdie, earning him a spot in a playoff. He went on to lose, but he'll always have that shot. Iconic bridge at St. Andrews Old Course
Photo courtesy of Evan Wilson

1950 US Open - Merion Golf Club - Ardmore, PA

Ben Hogan's one-iron shot on the 18th hole of Merion during the 1950 of the US Open remains one of the most famous in golf history, even after more than 60 years. His final round shot, an approach to 40 feet, in the tournament nicknamed the Miracle at Merion forced a playoff that he'd go on to win.  18th green at the Merion Golf Club
Photo courtesy of Wangerin

1999 US Open - Pinehurst #2 - Pinehurst, NC

Almost 50 years later, Payne Stewart picked up his second US Open win after making a fabulous 15-foot putt on the final hole at Pinehurst. He managed to eek past Phil Mickelson by that one stroke. In a tragic turn of events, Stewart died in a plane crash less than five months later, but he's remembered for his amazing golf talents.   Pinehurst Course 2
Photo courtesy of Mike Renlund


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