The Best 9 Shots that make Tiger Woods Legend

  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • This video contains the most incredible 9 shots in Tiger Woods career, that always remind us about a living legend
    1. 1996 Milwaukee Open
    In Tiger’s first tournament as a pro, a 20-year-old Woods hit a 202-yard 6-iron on the 14th hole at Brown Deer Park Golf Course. It went in for an ace and introduced us to the Tiger Fist Pump. This was Woods’ "hello, world" moment.
    2. 2002 PGA Championship
    Tiger found the fairway bunker on No. 18 at Hazeltine and was facing a downhill lie with a tree in front of him and 210 yards to the hole. So what did he do? He hooked a 3-iron around the tree, carried it to the green and landed it eight feet from the hole (and then made that putt for birdie). The lie, the distance, the club, the TREE — it’s an impossible shot. Except for 2002 Tiger.
    3. 2000 PGA Championship
    Locked in playoff with Bob May at the 2000 PGA at Valhalla, Tiger drained a 20-foot birdie on the first of three playoff holes en route to winning the major. We remember it, of course, because of Tiger’s animated finger-point as he followed the birdie into the hole. Look at this guy — is there any chance he’s not beating Bob May? It’s been a long time since Tiger moved around a course with such conviction.
    4. 2001 Players Championship
    On the famous No. 17 island green at TPC Sawgrass, Tiger faced a 60-foot downhill breaker that any player in the world would be happy to simply two-putt. But Tiger pulled off one of his best putts ever (based on sheer difficulty) and drained it. This is pure vintage Tiger.
    5. 1997 Phoenix Open
    Young Tiger was just vicious. On the famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, Tiger gave the people what they wanted — what they needed, perhaps –and knocked in a hole-in-one. Enjoy this Tiger fist pump and reminisce.
    6. 2008 U.S. Open
    Playing on a wrecked knee and fractured tibia — read those words again — in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, Tiger produced one of his most memorable moments ever. On No. 17 in Round 3, Tiger, facing an awkward lie in the greenside rough, hit a chip that bounced once and dunked in, leaving Tiger scratching his head and breaking into a laugh. He’d get into an 18-hole Monday playoff with Rocco Mediate and win on that broken leg, which is probably one of the best wins of all-time. I happened to be on a Greek island on a family vacation and therefore unable to watch it live, making me the first person in the world to be upset about being on a Greek island.
    7. 2012 Memorial Tournament
    Hey –€“ a relatively recent Tiger moment! On No. 16 at Muirfield Village — the home of Jack Nicklaus — Tiger was buried in the rough and 50 feet away from the pin. His chip would be rolling downhill towards water, so Woods decided to take a big swing and play a flop shot, hopefully taking the water out of the play.
    8. 2000 Bell Canadian Open
    Only Tiger enthusiasts will remember this shot, but it’s one Woods has called probably the best of his career. On the 18th hole at Glen Abbey, Tiger hit his drive into a fairway bunker and was looking at 213 yards over water for his second shot on a par 5. Most would probably lay up and take the water out of play, but Tiger pulled a 6-iron — a 213-yard 6-iron out of a bunker! — and smoked it over the water and into the back of the green. The degree of difficulty here is amazing.
    9. 2005 Masters
    Ah, yes. The chip on No. 16 at Augusta National. It’s hard to believe that was 10 years ago, but it was. Everything displayed here — the talent, risk, guts, drama and outcome — is Tiger Woods’ career rolled into one incredible shot. It’s why we’ve watched over the years and why we’re hoping Tiger still has something amazing left.

Comments • 121

  • cj stancil
    cj stancil  2 weeks back

    Hazeltine was the PGA not U.S. Open.

    • Nils Samuelsson
      Nils Samuelsson  3 weeks back

      Trä-tigern for the win!

      • Susan Johnson
        Susan Johnson  4 weeks back

        Tiger makes shots that no one will duplicate.

        • Joe Garza
          Joe Garza  1 weeks back

          Susan Johnson I completely agree with y Susan.

      • Sean Wilson
        Sean Wilson  4 weeks back


        • M W
          M W  1 months back

          Golf's not the same without Tiger.

          • Alex Kay
            Alex Kay  1 months back

            The greatest, no question.

            • David McKinney
              David McKinney  1 months back

              There ae sporting moments that I can watch over and over and still get goosebumps. The shot at the 2005 Masters falls into that category.

              • jb0579
                jb0579  1 months back

                Watch at precisely 9:10, the shot of his face. You see his lips moving - he's doing some calculations, math whatever. But this to me is what you tell your kid "Son, if this ever happens, ask the official how many strokes to just pick up and take a drop. It's an impossible shot. Well almost. Remember I was telling you about that one guy who made a career out of impossible shots........?"

                • jb0579
                  jb0579  1 months back

                  How did #7 go from right handed to left handed?

                  • Muu Hoang
                    Muu Hoang  1 months back

                    The world, and all the leftists/liberals, should watch this video and stop saying Americans are racists! Americans just love winners, regardless of race, gender, etc. The soccer ladies should grow up and learn from Tiger how to behave like a winner, and as a winner.

                    • GetReal505
                      GetReal505  2 months back

                      6:12 When did Tiger become a lefty?

                      • Tim Sebastian
                        Tim Sebastian  1 weeks back

                        They reverse the tape on some videos for some reason. I wouldnt put it past tiger to be able to convert on occasion.

                      • panamazus
                        panamazus  2 weeks back

                        GetReal505 makes that shot even more impressive 😂😂

                    • sumguy infla
                      sumguy infla  2 months back

                      Tiger is the greatest of all time

                      • sumguy infla
                        sumguy infla  1 months back

                        @jpracingph ur smoking crack... Name a better golfer, name someone with more major wins u ass

                      • jpracingph
                        jpracingph  1 months back


                    • Michael Chan
                      Michael Chan  2 months back

                      The last shot was absolutely incredible, he reads the green so well, it’s like everyone is playing real golf and he plays video game mode golf.

                      • ahazarin jaya
                        ahazarin jaya  2 months back

                        When you're good you're that good... LEGEND

                        • camelCase
                          camelCase  2 months back

                          Best shot accompanied by the best call on #16 at Augusta. That's going to live on forever.

                          • Victor
                            Victor  2 months back

                            Most players can probably hit 1-2 of these shots in their entire career. The Black Jesus hits 9.

                            • Bronx Boy
                              Bronx Boy  2 months back

                              The putt on the 72nd hole at Torrey Pines US Open was FAR more tougher, crucial and clutch than the chip-in in round 3. C’mon man know your golf matrix prioritizing better than that.

                              • PhotoGeorge
                                PhotoGeorge  2 months back

                                I was there that day at the 18th hole and that should be in Number ONE as maybe the greatest single "Pressure" shots Tiger ever made in a Major.

                            • John Alexander
                              John Alexander  2 months back

                              This man is grrrrrreat player the best i ever seen go 🐅

                              • Kobe Bryant
                                Kobe Bryant  2 months back

                                John Alexander most definitely

                            • Ninja Please
                              Ninja Please  2 months back

                              I wouldn’t go so far as to say that the chip-in in the 2008 U.S. Open is one of his best shots. He nuked it and got lucky—hence the shit-eating grin on his face.

                              Having said that, the fact that he won that tournament by playing 91 holes with a torn ACL is insane. Especially when you consider how many fairways he missed and how thick that rough was. Only Tiger could pull that off.

                              • Ninja Please
                                Ninja Please  2 months back

                                John Alexander - Without a doubt—Tiger is a freak of nature. I actually wept tears of joy when he overcame his demons to win his fifth green jacket earlier this year. He’s a big reason for why I’m in the golf business, as he was the one who first got me into golf when I was a teenager.

                              • John Alexander
                                John Alexander  2 months back

                                You have to admit he's the best at it for sure

                            • Donald Chavis
                              Donald Chavis  2 months back

                              That chip in was great but the putt to force the playoff in 08 was amazing. On a broken leg man. Whew 🐅=🐐

                              • blaC Mud
                                blaC Mud  2 months back

                                Tiger (eefen) Woods! aka T Dub✊🏿

                                • Stephen Doty
                                  Stephen Doty  2 months back

                                  6:16 the difficulty factor in this shot was the highest, I think. Notice how he reads it as better for a lefty swing, so grabs his lefty club and does it Michelson style.

                                • j d
                                  j d  2 months back

                                  Wheres the needle he used for his roids

                                  • Vincent Labarbera
                                    Vincent Labarbera  2 months back

                                    This is a great list and I love the text on the side that gives context. But #6 was a terrible shot. It wouldn't have even stayed on the green if it didn't hit the pin.

                                    • TRUMPY THE CLOWN
                                      TRUMPY THE CLOWN  2 months back

                                      WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL PIONEERS!

                                      • BiG JuiCe
                                        BiG JuiCe  2 months back

                                        Tiger throws hole-in-one ball to the crowd like that was easy!😂

                                        • tonixhoni
                                          tonixhoni  3 months back

                                          Best golfer. Worst high-fiver.

                                          • Tim Sebastian
                                            Tim Sebastian  1 months back

                                            @A 2121 lol. I hear ya

                                          • A 2121
                                            A 2121  1 months back

                                            @Tim Sebastian Exactly. If I were Tiger I'd have said to Steve...if you really feel the need to insert yourself into all my big moments, at least fist-pound so we don't look ridiculous.

                                          • Tim Sebastian
                                            Tim Sebastian  1 months back

                                            @A 2121 arent most of us fist pounders anyway? Lol

                                          • A 2121
                                            A 2121  2 months back

                                            I think it was actually Steve Williams that was the poor high-fiver. Tiger's more of a fist-pound guy, anyway.

                                        • Symdy Thatchery
                                          Symdy Thatchery  3 months back

                                          I watch this b'coz I know nothing about Tiger Woods..

                                          • the huglife
                                            the huglife  2 months back

                                            Hi, Earth here, where you been?

                                        • Michaeljb
                                          Michaeljb  3 months back

                                          Well, this video was posted 10 months ago, so the hopes of the creator of the video have been realized. Tiger has since won another master's, he needs 4 more majors to beat Nicklaus for outright most majors won in history, 3 to tie Jack. Bobby has the record for most championship wins and Tiger's right there with Bobby too. I think we're gonna see it 🙂

                                          • Ben Walker
                                            Ben Walker  3 months back

                                            You could take Tiger’s 3rd round at the 2008 us open and make a great highlight video out of that alone.

                                            • Chance Robinson
                                              Chance Robinson  3 months back

                                              Greatest golfer of his generation? Absolutely! Golfing with Trump and accepting a medal 🥇 from him? Doesn’t show on the score card but, IMHO, very poor judgment.

                                              • Gmans
                                                Gmans  1 months back

                                                Nope. Sure don't.

                                              • Chance Robinson
                                                Chance Robinson  1 months back

                                                Gmans: Except maybe you!!! 👍

                                              • Gmans
                                                Gmans  2 months back

                                                Thankfully, no one cares about your opinion.

                                            • Todd Bart
                                              Todd Bart  3 months back

                                              Still gives me goosebumps.

                                              • Bobby Rare
                                                Bobby Rare  3 months back

                                                the grammar in his title is a nice little chuckle from me :3

                                                • TheCostarika
                                                  TheCostarika  3 months back

                                                  in your life seen anything like that.
                                                  kawhy Leonard hold my beer

                                                  • Omar Gonzalez
                                                    Omar Gonzalez  3 months back

                                                    That shot ,chip ,was the greatest in golf. just incredible.

                                                    • Mario C
                                                      Mario C  3 months back

                                                      #9 didn't take much talent. In an interview Tiger was quoted saying he actually severely pulled that shot and was lucky there. Obviously takes SOME amount of skill for us to do, but this is Tiger's version of "Woops, pulled it but that'll work." haha. So damn happy for golf that he won.

                                                      • Rob Banta
                                                        Rob Banta  3 months back

                                                        why does it appear he’s hitting left handed on shot 7?

                                                        • Craig Olson
                                                          Craig Olson  1 months back

                                                          yes, if that was the case it would have been #1 shot of his life

                                                        • Rhino Rider
                                                          Rhino Rider  2 months back

                                                          I think they flipped the video. Like putting a negative into a scanner back word

                                                        • Jack Knife
                                                          Jack Knife  3 months back

                                                          Editing. He would have hit right handed like normal

                                                      • MARK MALASICS
                                                        MARK MALASICS  3 months back

                                                        Never liked Tiger because of his narcissistic attitude. Thanks to this video, it's clear to see he had that attitude back at the 1996 Milwaukee Open. He may be a great golfer but he's also an immature lout with that "swing my arm around, pump my fist and pretend I'm yelling" act he puts on. Never saw Nicholas act like that.

                                                        • Esky Gebreal
                                                          Esky Gebreal  2 months back

                                                          MARK MALASICS Nicklaus never had shots like this

                                                      • rapid13
                                                        rapid13  3 months back

                                                        202 yard 6 iron. I just kinda stopped there.

                                                        • ptschafer
                                                          ptschafer  3 months back

                                                          What's funny is, I used to hit the same club at that yardage. But I made $1 billion+ less because well I'm not Tiger lol.

                                                      • MLR
                                                        MLR  3 months back

                                                        Love him or hate him. He may not know how to do anything else well.
                                                        BUT, this man man knows how to hit a golf ball.

                                                        • nightowlhunter3
                                                          nightowlhunter3  3 months back

                                                          Nike got ten million dollars worth of advertising in that 1.5 seconds that their logos sits there just hanging from the cup wall.

                                                          • Tony Hernandez
                                                            Tony Hernandez  3 months back

                                                            Tiger gave inspiration to people of color, none white since this game was considered for only white privilege.

                                                            • Varun Kumar
                                                              Varun Kumar  3 months back

                                                              Legend is a Legend. No matter what's the age

                                                              • Brett McColl
                                                                Brett McColl  3 months back

                                                                There will never be a golfer like Tiger... Ever again. There is no argument and there should never be an argument about who is the best of all time. He made golf what it is today........ He made sports a better place. He made all of sports so much better.

                                                                • Alex Ryan perez
                                                                  Alex Ryan perez  6 days back

                                                                  @Redridge07 it says horse. Horse is a basketball game dipshit duuhhrrrrr

                                                                • Redridge07
                                                                  Redridge07  7 days back

                                                                  @Alex Ryan perez Ok .. you played tiger that day so … basketball was influenced. That makes sense, if you don't think about it.

                                                                • Alex Ryan perez
                                                                  Alex Ryan perez  1 weeks back

                                                                  @Redridge07 no your wrong. As a black man alone he has influenced kids of minorities to strive for greatness. As for me. I'm white and 33 years old. But when in was 15 and tiger was setting his record at Augusta. I remember asking my friend to play horse. He said after tiger. So that affected sports that day. And I remember thinking wow what an impact on the sporting world tiger was is. So yeah you are super wrong.

                                                                • Redridge07
                                                                  Redridge07  3 months back

                                                                  @Brett McColl …. tiger has zero impact on sports outside of golf. He made golf what it is today, but, football, track, boxing, basketball, soccer, etc is not better because Tiger is an exceptional golfer

                                                              • Ursula Kur
                                                                Ursula Kur  3 months back

                                                                It was like watching someone from another planet.

                                                              • Martin Whalley
                                                                Martin Whalley  3 months back

                                                                Add the 2019 Master's, his 15th major, three to catch Jack

                                                                • jpracingph
                                                                  jpracingph  1 months back

                                                                  Yup. And he won't make it.

                                                              • terry hodges
                                                                terry hodges  3 months back

                                                                Kiwi caddy