Best Clutch Shot Men


Tiger Woods and Steve Williams

Best Clutch Shot of the Decade [Men] - Voting Results
  • Shaun Micheel's approach shot on the 72nd hole of the 2003 PGA Championship - 13%
  • Todd Hamilton's hybrid chip shot in a playoff at the 2002 Open Championship - 6%
  • Craig Parry's approach shot on first hole of sudden death at the 2004 Ford Championship - 3%
  • Tiger Woods' chip shot on the 16th hole in the final round of the 2005 Masters - 47%
  • Padraig Harrington 5-wood on the par-5 17th in the final round of the 2008 Open Championship - 31%

For a moment – or two – the golf world stood still, holding its collective breath. And then it exploded. Tiger Woods held a one-shot lead over Chris DiMarco as the two men approached the par-3 16th in the final round of the 2005 Masters Tournament. DiMarco, with honors, hit his tee shot 15 feet beneath the hole, while Woods blasted an 8-iron long and left. A two-shot swing seemed inevitable. Instead, Woods took a two-shot lead with two holes to play, thanks to a chip-in you voted as the Best Clutch Shot of the Decade by a male.

After a lengthy survey, Woods played his shot about 25 feet left of the hole. As it neared pin high, it checked and began to roll down the slope. Heading right for the cup, it slowed to a crawl, stopped on the lip ... and then dropped. Woods' high-five with caddie Steve Williams won't win Best Victory Celebration of the Decade, but the shot which resulted in the awkward slapping of hands will forever live in golf lore.

Woods went on to beat DiMarco on the first hole of sudden death. Many people forget that Woods bogeyed holes 17 and 18 to force a playoff, and that DiMarco nearly chipped in on 18 to win the tournament in regulation, and that Woods made an 18-foot birdie on the 73rd hole to win his fourth green jacket.

That's just how great that chip-in on 16 was.

December 15 results: Best Clutch Shot [Women]