Tiger Woods' career-best shot — without the ball

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The birdie chip that Tiger Woods made at the 16th hole in the final round of the 2005 Masters on his way to victory might be his most famous shot to date. Thanks to some special effects, a Reddit user reimagines the shot without one key element: the ball.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, November 26, 2017 | 2:16 p.m.

In a career filled with dramatic highlights, it's difficult to pick out just one shot by Tiger Woods that stands above the rest.

But, ask 100 people and chances are a good number of them would agree that if you had to pick one shot, it would be the chip on the par-3 16th at Augusta National that Woods hit in the final round of the 2005 Masters, which he would go on to win.

You remember the shot. Tiger aimed left, about 25 feet above the hole before delivering the sweetest chip shot these eyes have ever seen. The Nike ball stopped right on the edge of the hole while Woods, caddie Steve Williams and all the gathered patrons held their collective breath before the ball died into the cup for birdie.

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Well, Luke Kerr-Dineen over at USA Today's For the Win golf blog found Reddit user Randysgoiter, who put an interesting spin on of the most famous shots in golf history.

So what did Randysgoiter do? He took the ball out of the video.

Check it out here:


It almost looks as though Woods and the patrons are rehearsing what they would do in the unlikely event that Woods were to execute the shot to perfection in the tournament.

Well, he did. Here it is with the ball:


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.