You can’t mention the name Tiger Woods without his scandalous sex life being thrown into the conversation. He’s been caught with his trousers down more times than he’s got his hands on a major championship, and more recently he’s been done for DUI.
It’s been a turbulent year for the 14-time major winner, Woods. He made his competitive comeback in December’s Hero Challenge in The Bahamas, carding more birdies than any other player in the field and rekindling hope among golf fans that the greatest player to grace the game was getting back to his best.
Unfortunately, a fourth back surgery in three years followed his withdrawal after round one of the Dubai Desert Classic back in February. Tiger subsequently missed the Masters and has since refused to put a date on his competitive return.
However, despite the ups and downs of his trousers, behaviour, and health, PledgeSports are still huge fans of Tiger Woods and hope he makes a return to golf sooner rather than later.
Here are Tiger Woods’ “Top 5 Moments” – Enjoy!
No.5 – 2001 Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass
“Better than most”, is the quote so often associated with this outrageous putt from Tiger Woods. Faced with a devilish 60-foot, triple-breaking putt from the back of the famous 17th green, Tiger produced this unbelievable moment:
No. 4 – 1997 Phoenix Open
The Phoenix Open has always had the best crowd of any all professional golf events on any tour around the world. The raucous crowd that gathers on the par-3 16th at TPC Scottsdale is as loud as any other set of fans from any other sport.
Throw a young Tiger Woods in the mix and the result is one that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up:
No.3 – 2000 Canadian Open
Sixteen years on from this famous shot and still there are no words to describe its difficulty. After blocking his drive into a fairway bunker on the par-5 18th in Glen Abbey, Tiger was left with a 213-yard shot over water if he was to give himself a look at eagle.
Lay up? No chance. Tiger pulled a 6-iron and hit what will always be one of the greatest shots ever played:
No.2 – 2002 PGA Championship
Picture the scene – US Open, Hazeltine, 18th hole. Tiger sticks his tee-shot in the fairway bunker, leaving himself a 210-yard, uphill approach for his second. Factor in a severe downhill lie, an incredibly awkward stance and a tree directly in his line and you’ve got a 0% success rate with this one, right? Wrong. 3-iron in hand, Tiger puts it to 8 feet and walks off with a birdie. Here’s a lesson on making the impossible possible:
No.1 – 2005 Masters
This is it, Tiger’s green side chip at the 16th at Augusta. This one shot epitomises everything Tiger Woods has encompassed during his career. Talent, skill, determination, failure to give up – this moment is one of the best in sporting history, let alone golf. Sit back, relax and watch Tiger Woods at his very best:
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