Hardpan. Pine straw. A fairway bunker. Trees … Trouble.
We’ve all been there — even the professionals. The great thing about golf, though, is that it gives you a chance — probably more often than you’d like — to pull off a recovery shot for the ages. Each and every time you hit the links, you’re bound to find trouble and give yourself another chance to pull off a memorable recovery.
The same goes for the game’s best and we have the video to prove it. In honor of recovery shots and the trouble and hazards that put us there, here are 11 of the best recovery shots we’ve seen.
Phil From the Augusta Pine Straw in 2010
It wouldn’t be a list of miraculous shots if Phil Mickelson wasn’t on it, right? Phil found himself in the pine straw on the 13th at Augusta during the final round of the 2010 Masters. With no hesitation, Mickelson hit the shot of a lifetime around a tree, over the stream and onto the green within five feet of the pin. Mickelson would go on to win, with this shot playing a big role in the victory.
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