Video: Is This One of Tiger Woods’ Greatest Career Moments at the Augusta National?

Published 10/05/2021, 11:11 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts during the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)


Tiger Woods has had an illustrious professional career spanning four decades. There are a lot of moments from his glittering career history that are worthy of remembrance. Some moments Wood’s have been a part of are so epic that they are probably amongst the greatest moments in golf history.

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Even though Woods hasn’t retired, he has been on the sidelines while recovering from a car accident since early 2021. So, during the PGA tour tournaments, his absence really stands out. Today, let’s take a moment to appreciate the legend and admire one of his many mind-blowing shots.

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates making a par on the 18th green to win the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

A chip that contributed to his victory at the 2005 Masters Tournament is undeniably one that tops the list. At the Augusta National Golf Club, Woods approached the 16th hole on Sunday as the leader.

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He aimed for the green and ended up in the rough. It was a decent 50 yards off the hole and Woods decided to chip it in.

He hit the ball low, high on the slope and watched it gradually approach the hole. However, pressure built, and time seemed to have stopped as the ball theatrically paused on the lip of the hole.

And just when everyone thought it was all over, somehow the ball tipped it into the hole. The crowd roared with excitement and Woods knew he was one step away from another title.

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The Incredible Tiger Woods

Following this hole, Woods threw away his two-point lead by hitting bogeys on the last two holes. He set up a playoff against co-leader and the eventual runner-up, Chris DiMarco.

However, being the champion he is, Woods won on the first hole with a birdie to wear the Green Jacket once again.

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AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 10: Tiger Woods celebrates after holing a putt for eagle on the eighth green during the final round of the 2011 Masters Tournament on April 10, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Giddy and shocked himself, Woods later said, “I was just trying to throw the ball up there on the hill and let it feed down there and hopefully have a makeable putt.”

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“It looked pretty good, and all of a sudden it looked like really good and it looked like how could it not go in and how did it not go in and all of a sudden it went in, so it was pretty sweet.”

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What are your favorite moments from Woods’ career? Let us know.

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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