Tiger Woods Pulls Off 2 Remarkable Shots in 2 Days to Secure a Face Off Against Rory McIlroy
It looks like 43-year-old Woods still has a lot left in the tank
You can never truly count Tiger Woods out, even if he’s gotten himself into a jam.
During the WGC-Dell Technology Match Play in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Woods sent the ball over the greens and into the bushes near a tent on the 10th hole. The 14-time champion looked like he was going to fall far behind, but Woods reminded the crowd why he is one of the best in the world.
As footage uploaded to the PGA Tour’s Twitter account shows, the 43-year-old golfer had to bend down to his knees and aim the club the wrong way to hit the ball from the shrubbery, and, despite the difficulty of it all, Woods still managed to get the ball just four feet from the hole.
The masterful save garnered a ton of reaction from golf fans on Twitter, who marveled at the “absolutely ridiculous” shot.
“No one can argue his golf prowess,” one user wrote.
Added another: “Tiger is just in another world with his recovery shots! How much more amazing can he be!”
While Woods was able to recover from the errant shot that landed him in the bushes, it wasn’t enough to win and he lost the day’s match. But on Friday, Woods rebounded to beat Patrick Cantlay and advance out of pool play, thanks to an 83-yard wedge shot he made at the 13th hole.
“That’s going to be a lot of fun,” Woods said of the matchup. “And I’m sure both of us will be ready for it.”
McIlroy, 29, said he is excited to face off against the golfing legend.
“I’m going to have to go out there and play my own game and not really look at what he does,” he explained. “Maybe towards the end of the match somewhere I’m going to have to respond to some of the shots he plays or some of the putts he holes. But it’s going to be a great match.”