Tiger Woods looked like his old self in the final two rounds of The Open Championship over the weekend, and he really turned back the clock with an insanely difficult bunker shot on Sunday.
After putting his tee shot into a deep pot bunker at the par-4 11th hole, it seemed like Woods would have to lay up because of the infamous creek that runs across the front of the green. Clearly feeling as confident as ever, Tiger had other plans:
Them: "When you hit it in a pot bunker, you have to just pitch out and try and play for par"
Tiger: "Hold my beer."pic.twitter.com/TLVnFEMoeW
— Daniel Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) July 22, 2018
That was a pitching wedge from Tiger, and the ferocity with which he swung should give you an idea of how difficult the shot was. He was unable to sink his birdie putt, but he saved par to hang onto the lead at the time on what could have very easily been a bogey.
As you might expect, Twitter loved the aggressiveness:
Rest of #TheOpen field watching Tiger Woods sit atop the leaderboard and hit impossible shots out of fairway bunkers like it’s a year in which Al Gore is a presidential candidate pic.twitter.com/jqr81yvqow
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) July 22, 2018
Tiger: (drives into bunker off the tee)
Announcers: I don’t think you will see him go for the green here.
— LethalWarDaddy (@TvilleNole) July 22, 2018
Tiger Woods after that bunker shot at 10… pic.twitter.com/KWJnbRXAT0
— Christopher Lavinio (@ChrisLavinio) July 22, 2018
That bunker shot from Tiger at the 10th pic.twitter.com/JcdtGp9Ucb
— it was 1 4 1 (@trashcanjake) July 22, 2018
Okay. That bunker shot was vintage. Tiger is stalking these guys. pic.twitter.com/fuUKSQKg6d
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) July 22, 2018
That FW bunker shot by Tiger tho… pic.twitter.com/Fi3GY6AegO
— Scott Langley (@Scott_Langley) July 22, 2018
I just watched Tiger Woods hit a bunker shot 145 yards over water and onto the green. pic.twitter.com/4qu1DEgcOh
— Carter’s Tweeter account is Under Construction. (@CarterChapley) July 22, 2018
Woods has been dealing with a minor injury throughout The Open, but he was clearly telling the truth when asked about it on Thursday.