It was the mission of all missions, but Golf Monthly has given it a go! Through hours of research, we have brought together our list of the 100 greatest golf shots ever played. From old-school legends like Ben Hogan to the modern-day mavericks of John Daly, it’s time to pour yourself a brew, sit back and enjoy…
2. Padraig Harrington – 5-wood to 17th at Birkdale, final round 2008 Open
Coming to the par-5 17th, the defending Open champion was two clear of clubhouse leader Ian Poulter and three ahead of playing partner Greg Norman.
When Harrington pulled out a wood for his second shot, 249 yards from the pin, Norman whispered to his caddie, “Hey, we can still win this.” But Padraig played a perfect shot, turning from left to right and chasing up the green to set up an eagle three and a second Open title.
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