Sunday, April 12, 2015

10-Year Anniversary Of The Famous Tiger Wood's Chip

10-Year Anniversary of the Famous Tiger Chip

Where does the time go?

Hard to believe, but it was 10 years ago today -- April 10, 2005 -- during the final round of the Masters that Tiger Woods hit one of his all-time highlight-reel shots.

Locked in a tight battle with Chris DiMarco on that Sunday, Woods had a one-shot advantage when the pair reached the par-3 16th hole.

Woods pulled his tee shot left, while DiMarco was safely on the green.

And that's when the magic happened. Woods, aiming 25 feet left of the hole, chipped the ball into the green's sloped. The ball crept closer and closer before trickling in on the last revolution.

Watching that shot and hearing the great Verne Lundquist boom, "Oh wow! In your life have you seen anything like that?" never gets old.

Woods would defeat DiMarco in a one-hole playoff, but the chip at No. 16 was the signature shot of the tournament.

It also marks the last time Woods won the Masters -- his fourth overall.

Fast forward to today... Woods will embark on his second round of the 2015 Masters at 10:30 a.m. after an opening 1-under 73 on Thursday that had him nine shots behind first-round leader Jordan Spieth.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.

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