Tiger Woods reveals what was the best shot of his career

The shot came in a major, and the answer may surprise you

BY Daniel Kelly 13:42 Monday 6 March 2017, 13:42 6 Mar 2017

Picture by: Lynne Sladky/AP/Press Association Images

In a professional career that has lasted over 20 years, Tiger Woods has played a countless amount of shots, and even more in practice. 

The 14-time major winner's comeback was halted in Dubai earlier this year with an occurrence of his back complaint that plagued his 2016.

When in Dubai, Woods recorded an interview with CNN's Living Golf, and was asked what his favourite shot was. The answer may come as a surprise. 

An approach shot, out of the bunker on the last hole of Woods' second round at the 2002 PGA Championship at Hazeltine was his immediate reply, when asked by the host Shane O'Donoghue.

"That 3-iron out of the bunker there was the greatest feeling shot I've ever hit in my life. I've never hit a shot that good". 

"It was Saturday morning. I was finishing out my second round. I snap-hooked it into the bunker, up against the lip. The wind was blowing about 25-30 [miles per hour] off the left."

"I had to stand a little bit closer to the golf ball, because my ball was up against the left-side of the lip. The lip was on front of me. Trees were on front of me. Downhill lie, and somehow I hit it."

"I don't know how I hit it that solid, that clean, that flush, and drew it up against the wind and held it. It landed about 20-feet away." 

Woods would go on and make the putt, but not win the tournament. He finished in second place, one shot behind Rich Beem at Hazeltine. 

If you don't remember the shot, you can watch it in all its excellent glory here. 

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