Shot of the Year on the PGA Tour
By mustang6560 on 12/12/11
If you had to pick the "Shot of the Year" in 2011, what would it be?

Well, Devil Ball Golf, Yahoo! Sports golf blog, is in the process of releasing its top 10 shots of the year on the PGA Tour. So far, its released the top half of the ranking, starting with Phil Mickelson's attempted hole out from the 18th fairway at the Farmers Insurance Open. Here are numbers six through 10.
10. Phil Mickelson at Torrey Pines

9. Jarrod Lyle at Phoenix

8. Bubba Watson at Kapalua

7. Luke Donald at Disney

6. David Toms at Sawgrass
I'm surprised Jarrod Lyle's ace at the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open is not higher on the ranking. I know a professional golfer has better odds of shooting a hole in one, but an ace is an ace. Regardless of age or ability, a hole in one is one of the best achievements you can get in golf and the fact he recorded it on the wildest hole in golf makes it simply awesome!

The rest of the top 10 will be released in the coming days so I'll post the rest of them later in the week.



photo by Bill Spruce


[ comments ]
dottomm says:
I was just thinking about this.
Best shot. Bill Haas our of the water for a win and a place on the Presidents Cup with his dad as co-captain.
12/12/11
 
bkuehn1952 says:
It would have to be Bill Haas's shot out of the hazard to ultimately win the Fedex Cup. Making a hole-in-one is rare but the shot should result in a win at a significant event. Other than Luke Donald, none of the shots listed were part of a winning effort.
12/12/11
 
SpaceMaNy0 says:
Anyone else wish they could say "the sniper that took out Tiger"?
12/12/11
 
legitimatebeef says:
Spacemany0 what a horrible thing to say or even to think. what the hell is wrong with you.
12/12/11
 
legitimatebeef says:
I took exception to Billy Bob's reaction after winning the Fedex cup, but that shot of his was something else. You just don't see that very often, and I don't know if that's ever been pulled off in such a big moment in a tournament.

PS I don't think any should pay any attention to that Devil Golf blog, its some of the crappiest crap ever passed off as legitimate content. Some of the writing that goes on there, well let's just say it makes Nathan's writing seem almost professional by contrast.
12/12/11
 
mustang6560 says:
@beef- Thanks (I guess?). I'll accept your backhanded compliment!
12/12/11
 
robbie.dejarnette says:
What about the guy that hit a hole-in-one two days in a row on the same hole in the same tournament? Forget who it was or what tournament, but that has to be up there...
12/12/11
 
jpjeffery says:
"This video is not available in your location".

*sigh*

So much for the global game.

Still, that Phil Mickelson shot sounded good.
12/12/11
 
jpjeffery says:
Ah, a little persistence and I've found them on the PGA tour site itself. I have the power of the internet.
12/12/11
 
jpjeffery says:
OK, a couple of notes about #6 - David Toms:

Firstly, nice slow-motion of the fairway shot. If anyone was ever unsure about the technique of hitting down on the ball (or even doubted that that is what good players do), that's the shot to watch.

Secondly, how on earth are there any divots on those fairways at a televised event? Non-replacing of divots annoys me at my local public course, but I come to expect it of indolent amateurs. But how come the pros, or rather their caddys, aren't replacing them?!
12/12/11
 
jpjeffery says:
(Just to clarify, I'm referring to the divot that Toms' ball landed in from his tee shot).
12/12/11
 
srogers13 says:
Some places, they tell you to not replace the divots, because with the type of grass that is in the fairways, the roots are too short and all the grass will do is die. That is the way it is at the courses I play, and it was that way in Florida. They would rather you use the sand they give you that is also mixed with seed.
12/12/11
 
dartboss04 says:
I think Bubba's shot at Kapalua is too high. I will remember that shot forever. I know it was round 1 of a tournament, and most of the shots were in higher pressure situations, but I won't remember those shots. I will remember his driver off the deck, downhill lie, from 305 out, to 15 feet. That was crazy.
12/13/11
 
bducharm says:
Mustang - my personal opionion @SpaceMaNy0 should be banned for that comment. Like a player or dislike a player - you NEVER wish that!

I agree with Bill Haas for #1...
12/13/11
 
SpaceMaNy0 says:
Once announcers stop swinging on Eldrick's scrotum for the entirety of telecasts, (even tournaments he wasn't even playing!) I might stop hating him a little.
12/13/11
 
DoubleDingo says:
@sPACEmANYO, Hate a person, dislike a person but never wish them dead. By doing so you are actually worse than they are. Besides, does your anger towards anybody make them lose sleep at night? I highly doubt it.
12/13/11
 
SpaceMaNy0 says:
Whatever. If Eldrick is around, it's like no other golfer even exists. 70+ golfers on the course, golfing, and the TV is always on the talking heads showing every one of Eldrick's 76 shots that day, while the leaders are duking it out for an actual win. It's just dumb to me that they ignore the golfers that are still good, to concentrate on a has-been that was popular 5-10 years ago. Not to mention that the "Tiger Boom" pretty much ruined recreational golf since the younger crowd doesn't care about etiquette or class or honor.

I don't wish him dead, but come on. Get over him and yourselves, and watch the golfers that are still good.
12/13/11
 
dottomm says:
Worst Shot; Bill Hass INTO the water at FedEx to ALMOST throw away the FedEx Cup.
12/14/11
 
BAKE_DAWG40 says:
How about Keegan Bradley's approach at East Lake on the first playoff hole to put him in the driver's seat for the championship? Or Bubba's 3 iron from 280+ at the Accenture Match Play?
12/20/11
 
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