VIDEO: The most famous shot ever at Valhalla Country Club

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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Let me set the stage before you watch the video.

Tiger Woods and Bob May were the final pairing at the 2000 PGA Championship.

Golf royalty and, well, not golf royalty trading blows on the back side of Valhalla Country Club for all the marbles 14 years ago.

May said recently that after they teed off together on No. 1 in the final round his only thought about Woods' length was "oh, my goodness."

Over the last 12 holes Woods went like this:


7 under over 12 holes just to get into the playoff with May who was busy shooting his own little 66. They both shot 31 (!) on the back nine.

Then, well, then this happened on the first playoff hole:

It might be his most famous putt ever. At least the coolest one.

Woods went on to par the next two holes for the win. It was his third straight major of 2000 and a performance that made Alan Shipnuck of Sports Illustrated write the following.

On Sunday, May played like a champion. Woods played like a god, albeit one who got off to a slow start.

He wasn't the only one either, Tom Watson was also in awe.

"Someday I'll tell my grandkids I played in the same tournament as Tiger Woods."

We're a long way from there but it's a heck of a moment to look back on. And I won't be able to watch a single putt on No. 16 this year without thinking of that moment.

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