Tiger Woods isn’t in the area today at the WGC-Mexico Championship, so he will not reach see the brand-new plaque installed to honor his bunker shot from in 2015’s occasion at Chapultepec Golf Club.
In a photo published by the European Tour, the plaque seems situated simply outside the appropriate fairway bunker at the par-4 9th opening, where Woods managed an unbelievable 136- backyard shot with a 9-iron that cut around a tree and also rotated laterally to 12 feet.
Though Woods missed out on the birdie putt– and also later on ended up T-10, 13 shots back of champion Dustin Johnson– the training course regarded the shot worthwhile sufficient for some irreversible equipment.
Here’s what Woods needed to state regarding the shot: “The ball was sitting down just enough where I didn’t think I could clear that tree. I also had 130 yards, but it’s hard to get it up when the ball’s sitting down like that. So I went back to try to cut it with an 8-iron and then I realized that’s going to come out too hot; it’s going to miss the slope. I ended up going back to the 9-iron and I realized, ‘Jeez, I’ve really got to slice this thing. So I opened up and gave it as much of a cut motion as I possibly could and it worked out.”
The shot was so wonderful that also Woods’ fellow pro, Matt Wallace, required a plaque be placed in the bunker.
Wallace was listened to; simply a year later on, he obtained his dream– well, kind of.
Woods’ shot is one of numerous shots in golf background that have actually gained plaques, a team that consists of Ben Hogan’s 1-iron from Merion East’s 18 th fairway at the 1950 UNITED STATE Open; Hogan’s collection of drives on Carnoustie’s 6th opening that resulted in the label, “Hogan’s Alley,” throughout the 1953 Open Championship; Jack Nicklaus’ 1-iron on the 18 th opening at Baltusrol’s Lower Course throughout the last round of the 1967 UNITED STATE Open; Tom Watson’s chip-in on Pebble Beach’s 17 th opening at the 1982 UNITED STATE Open; and also a lot more.
Here’s a Golf Advisor listing of some of one of the most noteworthy plaques.