Tiger Woods reveals the greatest golf shot of his life but it might surprise you

Tiger Woods: "I've never felt contact that solid in my life"

Tiger Woods reveals the greatest golf shot of his life
Tiger Woods reveals the greatest golf shot of his life

Tiger Woods claims the greatest golf shot he ever hit was his second shot from the fairway bunker on the par-4 18th at Hazeltine National Golf Club during the final round of the 2002 US PGA.

Woods birdied the last four holes to rally late in the day but it was too little too late as Rich Beem held his nerve to see out a one-stroke victory for his maiden major title. 

Nevertheless, Woods still to this day considers his approach shot from sand on the 18th in that final round as the greatest strike of his career. 

With a tough lie in the bunker and trees just in front of him, Woods sent a beauty into the sky and to 20 feet before binning the putt. 

Speaking to his manufacturer TaylorMade about the best golf shot he has ever hit in his life, Woods replied: 

"Probably the 2002 US PGA, on the 18th hole from the fairway bunker. I hit a 3-iron out of there, hard left to right wind, my heels were up against the lip of the bunker. I've never felt contact that solid in my life."


Woods buried the putt to shoot a round of 67 and post a clubhouse target of 9-under par.

But Beem held his nerve and was even afforded the luxury of a three-putt bogey on 18 to see out a narrow one-stroke victory on 10-under par.

Beem won $990,000 as he etched his name on the famous Wanamaker Trophy for the first time in his career. 

Woods finished solo second and picked up a cheque for $594,000.

Beem of course now works as a Sky Sports Golf commentator, and he also competes on the PGA Tour Champions.

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