Tiger Woods' "Sick" Shot At Memorial Makes History

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Tiger Woods' played flawlessly today at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Tiger's play earned him the green jacket and a place in history.

Woods—now a 14-time majors champion—tied Jack Nicklaus for career PGA victories. And he did it on the course built by the Golden Bear.

Woods' shot on the par-3 16th-hole was one of the best shots in recent memory. Even Nicklaus was amazed.

 

"The most unbelievable, gutsy shot I've ever seen," Nicklaus said. "Under the circumstances – the circumstances being Tiger has been struggling – it was either fish or cut bait," Nicklaus said later. "He had one place to land the ball. He's playing a shot that if he leaves it short, he's going to leave himself again a very difficult shot. If he hits it long, he's going to probably lose the tournament. He lands the ball exactly where it has to land. Going in the hole was a bonus. But what a shot! I don't think under the circumstances I've ever seen a better shot."

 

Woods, who finished at 9-under 279, won the Memorial for the fifth time. And at only 36 years old, he did completed the task a decade ahead of Nicklaus. Tiger is 10 years younger than Nicklaus when the Golden Bear won his 73rd tournament at the 1986 Masters.

Tiger will be teeing off at the U.S. Open in 11 days. Getcha popcorn ready!

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Cedric Hopkins runs this sports law/fantasy football blog. If you have issues with it, it's all his fault. Cedric was an athlete-student at the University of New Mexico (Basketball - Go Lobos!). He then morphed into a student-athlete when he attended law school in San Diego. Age replaced athleticism and now he writes appellate briefs for criminals (alleged criminals, of course) in state and federal cases, including writing U.S. Supreme Court briefs.

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Cedric Hopkins

Cedric Hopkins runs this sports law/fantasy football blog. If you have issues with it, it's all his fault. Cedric was an athlete-student at the University of New Mexico (Basketball - Go Lobos!). He then morphed into a student-athlete when he attended law school in San Diego. Age replaced athleticism and now he writes appellate briefs for criminals (alleged criminals, of course) in state and federal cases, including writing U.S. Supreme Court briefs.

For years Cedric has researched and written about legal issues but maintained a love for sports. With FieldandCourt.com, he's combining his two passions: researching and writing about sports. When he's not in court arguing a case before a judge (or writing about himself in the third person), he'll be doing the same with his articles on FieldandCourt.com. Follow me, er, him on Twitter (opens in a new window).