This just never gets old. Is this the greatest shot ever at the Masters? Every year, this time of year, it’s worth a re-run.
It came at the 16th hole in 2005 when Tiger Woods and Chris DiMarco were dueling down the stretch. Woods was in trouble, off the green and looking at a possible bogey if he couldn’t find the proper slope to take his ball to the pin.
He found that groove as the Nike logo paused momentarily for the audience above the hole then dropped in.
The incomparable Verne Lundquist added to the drama with his commentary. “Oh, my goodness…in your life have you seen anything like that?
There’s also a brief shot of DiMarco after the ball dropped and he looks like someone who had just been fired.
As it turned out, Woods desperately needed that birdie. He would finish in a tie with DiMarco after 18. He then won on the first playoff hole.