In the spirit of this week's Presidents Cup, it seemed appropriate to go back into the archives for a classic moment in the event for Throwback Thursday.
The year was 2007, Day 2 of the competition at Royal Montreal in Canada. Woody Austin, a 43-year-old Presidents Cup rookie, pulled his drive into the water on the short, par-4 14th hole.
Since it's match play and you never know what can happen, you've got to sometimes attempt shots you might not otherwise even think of playing.
So, that's what Austin did. And this, for our entertainment, was the result:
I can tell you firsthand from being there for the tournament, it was not warm. At all. For that effort, Austin certainly earned the nickname, "Aquaman."
That dip in the pond along with stuff like breaking a putter over his head makes Austin a YouTube legend.
We've seen our share of golf trick-shot attempts where we think, "that's probably not a great idea."
This one, however, tops them all -- literally and figuratively.
Check out Sigurdur Hauksson (an Icelander living in Norway, as he describes himself in his Instagram profile, @officialg0lfer). Hauksson is performing his trick shot from 3,245 feet above the ocean on Kjeragbolten boulder -- a glacial deposit wedged in a crevasse at Kjerag mountain in Rogaland, Norway, and a popular spot for BASE jumping:
#Tb to the 19th hole! Made my heart go a little bit wild, only 989 m above the ocean (3,245ft) @kjeragbolten #kjeragbolten #golfing #golfgods #golfcourse #oldcourse #par #birdie #adreninline #golf #golfer #golflife #golfclub #golfers #golfballs #19thhole
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Most impressive trick-shot ever? I'm not qualified to answer that, but I wouldn't argue against it. It had to take incredible composure to concentrate on anything other than balance from up that high.
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