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Remembering Tiger Woods’ epic Canadian Open shot, thanks to Zac Blair

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Hard to believe it’s been 17 years since Tiger Woods hit one of the defining shots of his career at the then Bell Canadian Open.

Leading Grant Waite by one stroke as he came the 72nd hole, Tiger Woods found the fairway bunker off the tee. Waite found the fairway and was on the green in two as Woods stood over his ball in the massive hazard.

218 yards from the green, needing to get the ball up quickly and carry it all the way to the green to avoid water, any other golfer in the world would have laid up and tried to make birdie the old-fashioned way.

Instead, all Woods did was pull off this ludicrous shot.

He got up and down from the fringe for birdie, icing the tournament.

“I keep telling everybody I didn’t hit the green,” he said. “I hit it over the green. So it wasn’t really that good.”

Zac Blair, who is in the field for this week’s RBC Canadian Open, snapped a picture of what Tiger was looking at some 17 years ago. Can you imagine taking this shot one? Blair certainly couldn’t.

If you’d like to reminisce further about this glorious strike of the golf ball and the gusto to pull it off, this feature from the PGA Tour is an excellent port of call.

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  1. makaveli

    Jul 31, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    That was such a good shot. Miss ya Tiger

  2. Gordy

    Jul 31, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Tiger always played traditional lofts as well. Steel shaft in his driver in the second video, those were the days. Could you imagine these guys today playing a steel shafted driver? I lol thinking about it. I am only 30 and played a steel shaft in my 4wood for years and always got sideways looks. Played some of my best golf with a steel shaft in my Great Big Bertha.

  3. slicemixer

    Jul 27, 2017 at 3:05 am

    yeah, a real 6 iron not a 4 iron with CG lowered and stamped with a “6”.

  4. Tom54

    Jul 26, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    For sure it was an amazing shot from 200 plus yds. Tiger was as long as they were back then with tremendous clubhead speed. Fast forward 17 years and there’s a ton of players that hit a 6- iron well over 200 yds. Not many though can propel it out of a bunker over water to close out a tournament

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WATCH: PGA Tour players play hole blindfolded and it’s hilarious/amazing

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As part of a Srixon campaign, four PGA Tour players recently participated in a three-hole challenge, with each hole being a different game; hole No. 1 was blindfolded, hole No. 2 was costumes and distractions, and hole No. 3 was alternate shot with a baseball bat. The teams were Smylie Kaufman and Sam Ryder against Shane Lowry and Grayson Murray.

Watch the full video below, since it is quite entertaining (albeit not the type of golf that Old Tom Morris surely had in mind), but in particular, make sure to check out the first hole where Lowry and Ryder play a full hole completely blind folded. It’s amazing to watch how badly Ryder struggles, and how Lowry nearly makes par.

Cleveland-Srixon’s marketing department has been hard at work crafting these viral-esque ad campaigns; if you remember, former long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski recently dressed as 80-year-old Grandpa Jamie to fool range-goers. That video has since gathered over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

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Think you had a bad weekend on the course? At least you didn’t do this

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We hope this golfer didn’t take the ultra-premium golf equipment plunge before sending his clubs to a watery grave. Either way, this was an expensive (and strangely calm) reaction to a bad round.

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Tiger Woods battles terrifying deep-sea creature, wins

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With four tweets since July 21st, Tiger Woods is exposing himself on social media in a way we haven’t seen.

And with his latest tweet, he’s…exposing himself in a way we haven’t seen.

A shirtless-and-swimsuited Woods appears holding what he purports to be a lobster (but what looks more like a monster of the deep sea).

Nothing like it, indeed.

He’s lucky to have escaped with his life after battling that horrifying crustacean. Spiny lobsters, apparently, don’t have claws, but somehow that doesn’t make them any less terrifying, as they look poised to impale you and carry you off to their reefy lairs.

Not sure how big the beast in Woods grasp actually is, but it pales in comparison to this 14-pound creature from your nightmares.

14_pound_lobster_caught_near_Bermuda_0_48217534_ver1.0_640_480Anyway, Woods has been on something of a grand tour of late it seems, taking in a friendly version of El Clasico in Miami and posing with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

All of this is good to see. It was two months ago that Woods entered rehab following his now-infamous Memorial Day arrest for impaired driving.

What this portends for his future on the golf course is unclear, but you’d assume the 14-time major champion is feeling pretty good if he’s free diving after monsters of the deep.

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