Tiger Woods Makes Gutsy Chip Shot Wins Memorial Tournament 2012

DUBLIN, OH — Tiger Woods is back!  He just won the Memorial Tournament 2012 on Sunday, June 3, and tied Jack Nicklaus with 73 PGA tour wins.  But it was his gutsy chip shot on the 16th hole that people will talk about for years.

Tiger Woods wins Memorial Tournament 2012. Woods makes incredible chip shot on 16th hole.

Woods was down by one stroke on the par-3 16th hole, when he landed in the rough just outside the green. Woods decided to pull out a 60-degree wedge to make the shot and then the miracle happened.


Woods went on to sink another birdie at the 18th hole to secure the win, but it was the shot at 16th that had everyone talking.

“I’ve seen a lot of shots in golf,” Jack Nicklaus said during the presentation ceremony. “I don‘t think I’ve ever seen a better one.”

Woods went on to joke with the media.

“I won,” he said. “I‘m sure by Tuesday I’ll be retired and done, and then by the time I tee it up at the U.S. Open (at Olympic Club in San Francisco in 11 days) it might be something different. But I’ll let you guys figure that out.”