There are a lot of great shots hit over the course of a year in golf. By the year’s end, it’s hard to remember just how great some of them were at the time.
Here at Golf News Net, we’ll be keeping track of the best shots of 2014 and asking you to contribute to the list via Twitter using the hashtag #GNNSOY.
Let’s look at the contenders.
WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Victor Dubuisson’s cacti escapes
In a sudden-death playoff in the final of the WGC-Accenture Match Play in February, Frenchman Victor Dubuisson found himself in the desert cacti in what seemed to be perilous predicaments on consecutive holes. Silly us for thinking that.
The Honda Classic: Rory McIlroy’s 5-wood roar
Following a disastrous trio of holes to lose the lead at PGA National, Rory McIlroy went for broke with a 5-wood for his second shot to the par-5 18th. He didn’t make eagle, but the shot was amazing under the circumstances.
HSBC Women’s Champions: Paula Creamer’s walk-off putt
The odds of making a 75-foot putt are less than 1 percent. Add in a big bend and major speed, and Paula Creamer had no business making this putt to win her first LPGA title in four years on the second playoff hole.