The Most Underrated Moment In Sports History: Tiger’s Hole-In-One At Phoenix In 1997


By now, you know that Tiger will be playing in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. There’s been a lot written on why this is a big deal, and I tend to agree with all of it. One thing that’s being overlooked, however, is that this is the site of the most underrated moment in the history of golf, and probably all sports. I’m talking about a hole-in-one followed by a ferocious, one-handed roof-raise. Let’s break this whole thing down.

The Uppercut

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Was that a windup uppercut? I believe it was. You just don’t see this stuff anymore. Golf has gone soft. We need more windup uppercuts.

The Perfectly Executed High-Five

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Notice Tiger crushes the high-five with his caddy. There’s some familiarity there, and this high-five is perfectly executed. Nice Move.

High-Five Failure With Some Dude

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Here we go. This is where shit gets real. Watch Tiger bring all of that excitement over to his playing partner. Dude goes high and Tiger goes low. Classic high-five mix-up. Can you even come back from that?

The Recovery

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Yep, you can come back from that. They both realized they made a monumental error. That’s okay. They save it. Dude goes up high again and Tiger not only goes high and connects, but he swats this guy’s shit out to half court. Nice save.

The One-Handed Roof-Raise

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This place is going absolutely apeshit. They know that they’re in the presence of a future golf god. Naturally, Tiger turns to them and gives them what they want: a one-handed roof-raise. When’s the last time someone even attempted this? I think the answer is never. You’ll never see a more aggressive roof-raise. Hell yeah. This alone makes it the most underrated moment in sports history.

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