While us mere mortals are delighted to rescue a par, Tiger Woods rescues birdies. Because he’s world-class and because he has a shot for every occasion.
Tiger hit an awful tee shot on the 13th hole, hooking the ball left into the rough and only 176 yards from the tee. However, he had a bit of luck, the ball hit a tree and dropped kindly for the former world number one.
The 13th at Augusta is reachable in two shots by the big hitters and offers an opportunity for a birdie. But his 176 yard tee shot had left another 275 yards to the green with a water hazard at the front of the green and no clear line in. Chasing the pack, Tiger Woods needed to rescue a par at least to avoid dropping further down the leaderboard. He hit an iron shot out of the rough and played with a lot of draw. A shot difficult with a good lie, but very difficult with limited ball control out of the rough. As the image below illustrates, the ball swerves round the line of the trees leaving Tiger with a long approach shot to the green.
Watch the video below of Tiger nailing the approach shot and leaving himself a challenging but eminently puttable shot for for birdie which he goes on to hole.
Watch Tiger Woods’ Birdie On The 13th at Augusta
Watch Tiger Woods rescue a birdie on the 13th hole at Augusta National Golf Club at the 2015 Masters golf tournament.