The man still has it. Tiger Woods has been on a hell of a journey in the world of gold over the past decade or so. He tumbled from the pinnacle of the sport to the very bottom, and has been slowly working his way back to the top in recent times.
His win at the Tour Championship in East Lake at the end of 2018 was seen as a sign that he is ready to return to contention in golf's biggest tournaments, with many speculating he could soon end his 11-year wait for a major championship.
This week Woods is part of the field at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas. Playing in his match against Brandt Snedeker, the legendary golfer found himself a hole behind as they started the 10th. When he overhit his approach to the green and landed it in a bush, he looked doomed to drop another hole.
Woods would have to play the shot on his knees and left-handed. Take a look at what happened next.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 28, 2019
We don't think we have ever seen a shot quite like this before. Playing a shot off your wrong side is difficult enough, but to do it off your knees is something else. While he may not have been all that far from the green, getting that contact and accuracy from such a position is outrageous.
As we enter major season, seeing Woods producing shots such as this one is an exciting sight for golf fans. The sport is a much better spectacle when he is in contention for the big prizes.
There is nothing quite like seeing Woods make a charge on the Sunday of a major, and that is something we hope to see plenty of in the coming months.