tiger over dimarco, in a playoff

mulligan, 10 April 2005, Comments Off on tiger over dimarco, in a playoff
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Sunday was a day of incredible drama. Chris DiMarco woke up to a nightmare final 9 holes of the 3rd round, shooting a 41. Meanwhile, Tiger was on the birdie train and pulled a 3-stroke lead by the end of the 3rd round at -12.

Things, though, got interesting in the final round. DiMarco rebounded and put up a valiant, gutsy fight that few others could pull off, staying within 1 or 2 strokes of Tiger most of the round. But Tiger seemed to seal the deal by chipping in from over the green on the 16th hole, playing about a 90-degree break from the hill on the green with one of the most incredible clutch shots you will ever see. For dramatic effect, the ball hung on the lip for two seconds and then fell in. Tiger said it was one of the best shots he ever hit. Tiger opened up a 2-stroke lead.

But then he proceeded to bogey the next two holes. Meanwhile, Chris DiMarco almost chipped in on the 18th (which would’ve won the tournament). He did make his 5-footer, to force a playoff. Kudos to Chris. But, in the playoff, DiMarco made the same mistake he made about 10-minutes before, coming up short and having his ball roll off the green. DiMarco chipped it to less than a foot away for par. However, Tiger then rolled in his 20-footer for birdie — you kind of felt it coming!

Poignant moment, Tiger dedicated his victory to his ailing father.


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