2013 GIFs of the Year: The Shots
Jim Furyk’s approach into 18, when going for a 59.
Over the next two weeks, I’ll be posting my 2013 Golf GIF Roundups, broken down into several ‘Best Of’ categories. Today, we look back at the best shots of the year.
Previous posts: The Best of Tiger Woods & The Majors
Whenever you hear golf commentators talk about “Shots of the Day”, in all likelihood you are about to see a shot where the ball goes in the hole. Putts, chip-ins, hole outs from the fairway or an ace are all possibilities, but what you rarely see are the ones where a player gets creative or when the situation appears to be so dire, that a quality result seems to be nearly impossible. Those are the ones I’m interested in, the ones where the pros get to show off how good they really are when it looks like they have no chance.
These are the best of those from 2013, plus a few that did drop based on other factors. If you hover over each image, you’ll get a brief description of why it made the list.
Schwartzel nearly holes the ridiculous putt on Augusta’s 9th green.
Chris Stroud goes one-handed and backwards.
Henrik Stenson plays one off the bridge.
Jordan Spieth aims way away from the pin with this putt.
Spieth’s bunker holeout at the John Deere that allowed him to force a playoff.
Luke List plays one from the trees.
Luke Donald goes around the tree with a 3-wood.
Donald uses the bank at the 16th at Augusta.
Mark Wilson from someone’s backyard.
Matt Wheatcroft goes off the fence post.
Nicholas Thompson gets the ball to stop from the water.
Patrick Reed wins his first tournament with this shot from the pine needles.
Pitching from the cart path at the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Getting really creative on the second at Castle Stuart in the Scottish Open.
Crazy thick rough at the Scottish Open.
Sergio climbs a tree to get back into the fairway.
Sergio chips over the spike mark on the green.
Shawn Stefani from the water.
Steven Bowditch chips on the green at the Valero.
Tiger takes a knee at Muirfield.
Tiger uses the toe of the putter to get one close.
Webb Simpson with the sidewinder putt.
Simpson takes the putter out from the rough.
Zach Johnson holes out at Sherwood to force a playoff after going in the hazard.
Most creative shot all year? Another ridiculous cut.