Two Shot-of-the-Year Candidates
By Torleif Sorenson on 3/4/14
Thank Heaven for golf on television. While some parts of North America are suffering through the coldest and snowiest winter in 35 years, at least we have the PGA and LPGA tours to "brighten our skies" — this past weekend, especially.

Two proverbial "shot of the year" candidates emerged on Sunday. The first is a two-for-one nomination: On the second playoff hole of the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore, Paula Creamer lashed a nuclear fairway metal away from water and around piles of sand to a safe spot on the 18th green and then, doing her best Steve Yzerman impression, sank a dagger-twisting, 70-something-foot eagle for the overtime winner:

Kyle Porter of CBS Sports has nominated Rory McIlroy's white-hot 245-yard approach to the 18th green at the Honda Classic in Florida:

But, as oober Duke of Hazards noted on Monday (see comment section), Rory admitted afterward that he did not play well enough to deserve to win.

Oobers, what other shots from 2014 stick out as SOY nominees?

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[ comments ]
slimpks1850 says:
That 3wood was just... WOW. You can't miss that putt. Don't the great ones bury that putt somehow, someway?
Nojdemo2 says:
Wasn't Rory's shot on the 18th?
aaronm04 says:
Yes. I also heard he hit 5-wood, not 3-wood.
Torleif Sorenson says:
It was a typo on my part. The "5" key is right below the "8" key. :/
slimpks1850 says:
I assumed 3wood without even thinking. 5wood would make more sense for him probably...
Ianinho says:
Doesn't count if you don't win...

Creamers is more impressive for that reason even if it took almost 3 minutes to line it up...I guess its OK if you hole it!
Torleif Sorenson says:
I'm surprised that none of you have mentioned Victor Dubuisson's two cactus-infected recovery shots at the WGC-Match Play...
bkuehn1952 says:
I agree with @Ianinho.
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