T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.
2013 shots of the Year: No. 5
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Monday, December 16, 2013 | 11:18 a.m.
Over the course of the next five days, PGA.com will take a look at five of the best golf shots hit in the professional ranks over the course of the 2013 calendar year.
Coming in at No. 5, is Kenny Perry's improbable eagle on the par-5 fourth hole from a terrible lie in the third round of the 74th Senior PGA Champioship presented by KitchenAid at Bellerive.
Perry, who would eventually finish second in the tournament, left his second shot into the par 5 just short of the green and was incredibly unlucky to discover that his ball -- rather than slipping into the greenside bunker -- hung up in the rough just outside the bunker.
For his third shot, Perry was forced to stand in the bunker with the golf ball sitting nearly waist high. Contact was an issue -- let alone the thought of getting it on the green.
With some golf magic, Perry not only escaped this gnarly lie, but also hit one of the most amazing shots you'll ever see, holing it for an eagle.
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