In the last part in our series on golf stroke mechanics, we take a look at some of the sport’s most jaw-dropping shots.
Graeme McDowell’s infamous Albatrous scored at Valderrama’s 17th hole in 2007 will be remembered by many golf fans. Not an easy hole to begin with, to make an Albatrous here was sensational, bringing McDowell to the top of the leader board. Had the shot been off by five yards in either direction, it would have spelled the disaster. McDowell struck the ball beautifully, with perfect bounce, straight into the cup.
Shaun Michael’s approach shot at 18th hole of the 2003 PGA was one for the history books. The player was under immense pressure at the time when he pulled this one out of the bag, leaving the ball just a couple of inches from the cup.
Possibly one of the most memorable shots of the 21st Century was Tiger Wood’s chip shot at the 16th during the 2005 Masters. It is believed by many in the sport to be an all-time great in terms of accuracy. The shot gained Woods several very lucrative deals with advertisers.