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After a truly improbable shot Thursday at the Dell Match Play event in Austin, Texas, Tiger Woods has shown he still belongs in the discussion with the great players on the PGA Tour even in 2019.

Woods got a ton of momentum going at the tournament starting on the 11th hole.

He trailed his opponent, Patrick Cantlay, by one in the match-play format on Friday and needed to make a move or else risk losing his chance at the knockout rounds of the World Cup-style group stage of round-robin matches after Aaron Wise beat Brandt Snedeker.

Tiger birdied 11 and 12. He rolled an approach shot from 82 yards out into the cup for eagle on the par-4 13th to go from 1 down to 2 up.

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And finally, Woods ended up beating Cantlay 4 and 2 once the 16th hole came and went.

But Woods’ best shot of the day actually came in a loss to Snedeker on Thursday.

In that match, Woods had a horrible lie in some bushes on the 10th, and rather than simply concede the hole to Snedeker and move on to the next one, Woods decided to put up a prayer.

And prayer is a seemingly apt way to describe what happened next, because this was a truly divine way to get out from a terrible lie in a thicket:

From up close it somehow manages to look even more ridiculous:

Does this shot crack the top three of Tiger's career?
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Left-handed, from his knees, digging through the shrubbery, Tiger Woods did THAT.

Is it the greatest shot of Tiger’s career? Maybe not, but it’s certainly right up there.

There’s this shot at the 2005 Masters that looked right out of a movie.



Or this one that defied the laws of physics at TPC Sawgrass in 2001:



Considering Woods’ horrible misfortune off the tee at that same hole earlier this month, that putt is all the more impressive.

Or, if you want something more recent, how about this 40 days and 40 nights in the desert fairway bunker shot from WGC-Mexico earlier this year?



Or, maybe, just a good old-fashioned Stephen Curry 3-pointer, nothing but net, off the tee at the 16th hole at the Phoenix Open early in Tiger’s career:



Even at 43 years old, Tiger continues to bring it.

Woods’ next opponent is Rory McIlroy for a shot at the quarterfinals. If you like mano-a-mano match-play golf, you are in for a treat this weekend.

CORRECTION, March 31, 2019: As originally published, this article stated that Tiger Woods beat Brandt Snedeker in Thursday’s round. Snedeker actually beat Woods, but Woods advanced out of pool play by defeating Aaron Wise and Patrick Cantlay.

We apologize to Woods and to our readers for the error.

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Boston born and raised, Fox has been writing about sports since 2011. He covered ESPN Friday Night Fights shows for The Boxing Tribune before shifting focus and launching Pace and Space, the home of "Smart NBA Talk for Smart NBA Fans", in 2015. He can often be found advocating for various NBA teams to pack up and move to his adopted hometown of Seattle.
Boston born and raised, Fox has been writing about sports since 2011. He covered ESPN Friday Night Fights shows for The Boxing Tribune before shifting focus and launching Pace and Space, the home of "Smart NBA Talk for Smart NBA Fans", in 2015. He can often be found advocating for various NBA teams to pack up and move to his adopted hometown of Seattle.
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