Most Exciting Golf Tournament Finishes
While golf tournaments may not have the same pace as a football match does, the final stages of the tournament can be nothing short of thrilling.
Thus, without further adieu, let’s dive into the wonderful world of golf and its legends in order to find the most exciting finishes that we have experienced this century.
2008 US Open
It was already clear just how talented Tiger Woods was in 2008, largely due to the fact that he had been making waves ever since his first major way back in 1997. However, that year saw Woods reach a whole new level of golfing skill at Torrey Pines.
Not only did he overcome the challenges brought about by a knee injury, he went head to head with Rocco Mediate and managed to win the first sudden death round that had everyone on the edge of their seats.
It’s hard to forget the 2012 Masters, with Bubba Watson proving just what an exciting and unpredictable player he really is. The popular champion cemented his place in golfing history by winning his very first green jackpot at Augusta.
When it came down to the final round, Watson was faced with a near impossible shot from out of the pines and managed to hook it onto the green. There is no doubt that it will be considered one of the best shots in golf history.
If you thought you could get the most exciting experience from one of the many available NZ betting sites, you obviously didn’t catch the 2013 Masters. Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera were neck and neck when it came down to the final day of the tournament and happened to share the lead.
The first to take a shot on the final hole was Scott, scoring a birdie and making everyone believ he was taking the green jacket home right then and there. However, Cabrera equalled his score and sent the tournament right into a playoff. After just 2 holes, Scott managed to defeat Cabrera and become the first Australian to ever win the Masters.
2000 PGA Championship
You may remember the exciting battle between Bob May and Tiger Woods in the 2000 PGA Championship, which isn’t surprising at all considering the thrills it had to give. There were not a lot of people that believed that anyone could give Tiger Woods a true run for his money – that is before the 2000 PGA Championship.
In fact, May appeared to be the winner right before the last 2 holes, where Woods birdied both of them to trigger a playoff. Three holes in, Tiger Woods cam out on top and beat May by one stroke.
2002 British Open
Again, Tiger Woods is plays a leading role in this story. However, this time he wasn’t as successful up against Ernie Els, who stepped up to take the coveted Claret Jug.
In spite of some seriously tough weather conditions, a difficult playoff with as many as 4 men and a victory against Thomas Levet in a thrilling sudden death round, Els managed to bring home a win and simultaneously go down in history for one of the most dramatic golf tournaments we have seen this century.