Has Tiger Woods’ flop-shot been over-rated?
The hype surrounding Tiger Woods’ amazing flop-shot on Sunday is incredible, and well deserved. It was a stroke of brilliance that was once the norm for the greatest golfer of our generation.
It also garnered a huge amount of publicity because of Jack Nicklaus’ take on the shot. The Golden Bear called it the “The most unbelievable, gutsy shot I’ve ever seen”. Strong words and there is no real reason to doubt the greatest golfer of all time is there? Does it matter it was during his tournament, on his golf course, on a hole controversially re-designed by himself?
I’m going to open up the debate and show the two flop-shot’s back-to-back.
Was Tiger’s shot really better than Phil Micklson’s flop-shot at the US Masters this year? Tighter lie, faster green and potentially as much danger over the back. Mickelson’s didn’t go in, so Tiger has that going for him.
What do you think?