Tiger Woods' top 10 unrivalled shots

There’s no question that Tiger Woods is the greatest player to have graced the game of golf.

Enjoying an illustrious career, the 15-time Major winner has provided spectators with shots over the years that have left them speechless, wondering how he never fails to make the impossible look so.

As Woods has continuously provided moments of magic, it's time to celebrate that by delving into the archives to find out what really are his best moments so far.

From the US Open to the PGA Championship, here's Tiger Woods' 10 finest shots which simply took Planet Sport's breath away.

10. 1996, Greater Milwaukee Open, 14th hole-in-one

"Hello world."

The slogan which Nike led with on their campaign which coincided with Woods' professional debut at the Greater Milwaukee Open.

After opening rounds of 67-69, Woods was eight shots adrift of the leaders heading into the weekend, and way out of contention going into the final day.

However, on the Sunday, he made sure the spotlight stayed firmly on him after producing a spectacular shot at the Brown Deer Park Golf Course.

Opting to take a 6-iron on the 202-yard, par-3 14th hole, his arrowed shot only needed two bounces before finding the hole. Double checking his ball was sitting at the bottom of the cup, the hole-in-one helped Woods score 7-under to finish T60 for the event.

An ace in your very first PGA Championship tournament, in front of 150,000 people.

Woods was just getting started.

9. 2012 Memorial Tournament, 16th hole, second shot

Winning five times at the Memorial Tournament, it's fair to say Woods and Muirfield Village are a match made in heaven.

Woods was four shots behind going into the final round on Sunday, but when he's sporting a red polo, magic moments happen, and that they did.

He blitzed the front nine and found himself only one shot behind leader Rory Sabbatini, when his tee shot on the par-3 16th went long and to the right of the pin.

Woods had a daunting pitch shot - downhill and sitting in a treacherous lie. There was no room for error as the water was in play at the back of the green.

An intricate flop shot, Woods landed the ball expertly on the green and saw his ball trickle straight into the hole.

An outstanding shot which only Woods could exquisitely sink when the stakes are so high.

8. 2001 Players Championship, 17th hole, third shot

Wood's maiden victory at the 2001 Players Championship will always be remembered for one of his greatest ever putts and also the commentary that went alongside it.

An iron shot which the man himself described as 'crap', left Woods flirting with the water towards the back of the famous island green at TPC Sawgrass' 17th hole.

The ball nestled just metres away from the drink, leaving him with an enormous 60-foot putt from which normal golfers would've been happy to walk away with a par.

But Woods isn't normal, is he?

He gently stroked the ball as it zipped across the green. Breaking not once, but three times, when the ball dropped in the hole, Woods held both arms aloft as he fist pumped to the roaring crowd.

It was a putt that Gary Koch brilliantly described as "better than most", and how right he was.

7. 2010 US Open, 18th hole, second shot

The 2010 US Open didn't start well for Woods, with no birdies chirping in the opening round at Pebble Beach.

However, that all changed on Saturday when birdies were aplenty, including a surprising one on the par-5 18th.

Stuck behind a tree which was positioned bang in the middle of the fairway at the Links course, Woods also had to avoid the three green-side bunkers which all were ready to damage his surging form.

Pulling out his fairway wood, he aimed towards the Pacific Ocean where a monster slice cut the ball to just 15 feet away from the pin.

In true Woods fashion, he produced another bit of magic. The power, skill and creativity was astonishing.

6. 2008 U.S Open, 18th hole, playoff-forcing putt

It's a second visit to the US Open where Woods was at it once again. This time, in 2008.

Wincing in pain due to his recent knee operation and the well-kept secret that he had a double stress fracture in his left tibia, Woods could barely walk around the course.

A turbulent final day which saw Woods drop three shots in the opening two holes, he found himself just one behind Rocco Mediate heading onto the final hole - the par-5 18th.

A terrible drive pulled him into the fairway bunker, with his layup being unexpectedly poor as well.

A birdie was needed to take it to a playoff with Mediate, and a 12-foot downhill putt stood in the way.

"That was actually one of the worst parts of the green," said Woods. "It's so bumpy down there and I just kept telling myself two-and-a-half balls outside the right."

He got his measurements down to a tee as the ball caressed the hole and dropped. The roar was electric from Woods. The crowds were deafening.

Going on to emphatically win his 14th major, the sheer grit and determination shown by Woods at Torrey Pines adds to the endless reasons why he's in a league of his own.

5. 2002 PGA Championship, 9th /18th hole, bunker shot

It's the first of three bunker shots to feature and it comes from the former Ryder Cup venue, Hazeltine Golf Club.

Going onto the final hole which was the 9th - due to it playing as the 18th - Woods was three shots back of the lead with his second round coming to a close.

His final approach shot of the Friday came from the sand, 167 yards away from the green.

The lip of the bunker was right in front of him along with an army of trees just yards away.

Take them two factors with a downhill lie, no-one could believe Woods opted for his 3-iron to not only get him out of trouble but to give him the best chance of cutting the gap at the top of the leaderboard.

A near-impossible shot which of course Woods executed with pure class.

Woods flushed his bunker shot as the ball astoundingly soared over the trees and softly landed on the green, just 20 metres away.

"That was the greatest-feeling shot I've ever hit in my life," said Woods.

He drained the 20-foot putt with ease to make it one of his most impressive birdies in an illustrious career.

4. 2000 Bell Canadian Open, 18th hole, bunker shot

Woods was in a tough battle with Grant Waite to try and collect his ninth win of the season at Glen Abbey.

Unlike the US Open earlier on in the year - where Woods won by a remarkable 15 shots - the New Zealander wasn't going away and made the American perform the extraordinary.

The two had been in a constant battle from the moment the first drive had been struck in the final round, but going onto the 72nd hole, Woods had the advantage with a one-shot lead.

After his drive found the right-side fairway bunker, Woods pulled out his 6-iron - yes, you read that correctly - his 6-iron. A 218-yard carry from the bunker, with the green fronted by a daunting lake which was eagerly waiting to claim another victim.

The stakes were massive and the margin for error was absolutely miniscule.

But Woods only had one thing in his mind - winning.

He powered the ball from the wet sand. His eyes were lasered to it as it flew past the pin to just 18-feet away, just off the green.

Jaw-dropping.

"I kept telling everybody I didn't hit the green," Woods said. "I hit it over the green, so it wasn't really that good."

Claiming the win by just one stroke, it saw Woods become the first player since Lee Trevino in 1971 to win golf's Triple Crown - the US, British and Canadian Opens in the same year.

3. 2000 NEC Invitational, 18th hole, second shot

Any golfer knows that the sport is extremely tough but when it's nearly pitch black, it's a whole new level of difficulty.

A three-hour storm delay meant Woods finished his final round at Firestone Country Club in absolute darkness, trying to beat the clock as it was 8.30pm.

Fans surrounded the 18th green, with camera's flashing trying to catch a glimpse of Woods as he prepared for his 168-yard approach shot.

A swing so pure, saw the ball rocket into the darkness. Supporters were eagerly anticipating, before it landed just two feet away from the pin.

It was vintage Woods but also an annoyance that no-one could properly appreciate what he'd just done.

"I could see the flag", said Woods. "I just couldn't see the shot."

A huge ovation awaited him as he tapped in for birdie to secure a landslide victory - winning by 11 shots.

The 2000 NEC Invitational was Wood's eight victory that season; it was back-to-back years with at least eight titles to his name.

The best.

2. 2019 WGC-Mexico, 9th hole, bunker shot

A shot so special, it's already got a plaque by the side of the right fairway bunker on the par-4 ninth hole to commemorate it.

Woods needed inspiration from somewhere to end his round with a bit of momentum going into the weekend.

He was 134 yards out from the pin, positioned in a bunker with overhanging trees covering all the right side of the green.

Originally deciding his 8-iron would do the trick, he quickly changed to a 9-iron.

How right he was.

He thundered the ball from the bunker with a picturesque helicopter finish and a wicked slice saw it soar past the trees.

The spin was apparent as after a couple of bounces on the green, the ball zipped across the green to just 12 feet away from the hole.

"I ended up going back to the 9-iron and realised, 'Geez, I've really got to slice this thing", said Woods. "So I opened up and gave it as much of a cut motion as I possibly could. And it worked out."

It would've been the cherry on top of the cake if Woods managed to sink the birdie putt but unfortunately it wasn't to be.

Nevertheless, that doesn't take away the fact that Woods' shot had all the gallery drooling.

It really was Tiger the artist.

1. 2005 Masters, 16th hole, *that* chip shot

It certainly is best till last. A true piece of genius which is widely renowned as one the greatest shots in golf history.

Woods entered the 2005 Masters at the prestigious Augusta National in the hunt for a first major win in 34 months.

He was in a fiercely contested battle with Chris DiMarco which went right down to the wire.

As the 16th approached, Woods held a one-stroke lead, but his tee shot found the left of the green, as his ball landed just shy of the rough.

With DiMarco safely finding the green - eyeing up his birdie putt - Woods had a tournament-defining chip shot.

A delicate effort saw Woods' ball land perfectly on the green as it went up the slope, across the ridge and then it gently made its way towards the hole.

As the ball got closer to the pin, the gallery went silent.

The ball slowly reached the lip of the hole, but it stopped. For an excruciating two seconds, the golfing world couldn't believe what they were watching as the ball didn't move.

But then, it dropped.

Pure emotion poured out from Woods as he and his caddy Steve Williams could barely connect with their high-five.

It was a masterpiece. A remarkable attempt at which DiMarco could only look on in disbelief.

Woods, once again, brought the great game to its knees.

"All of a sudden it looked pretty good," Woods said. "And all of a sudden it looked really good. And then 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."

It was a nervy end for Woods as he surprisingly nearly let it slip out of his hands.

DiMarco forced the nail-biting affair to a playoff but Woods ensured that it would be him donning a fourth green jacket, equaling Arnold Palmer's total.

This shot, in particular, truly typified the stellar career Woods has had and the moments of magic he's provided golf fans throughout the years.

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