Thursday, December 6

2007 Putt of the Year


Sergio Garcia came close at Carnoustie.
(Brian Doyle/Flickr)


Golf Central is running an online poll to determine the putt of the year.

And the nominees are...

• Zach Johnson's birdie on the 15th hole during the first round of The Barclays
• Tiger Woods' 70-footer on the ninth hole during the first round of the TOUR Championship
• Tiger Woods' birdie on the eighth hole during the last round of the PGA Championship
• Tadd Fujikawa's eagle on the 18th hole during the second round of the Sony Open
• Padraig Harrington's double bogey to force a playoff at the British Open

OK, I have a confession. I don’t remember much about any of these. There’s an obvious reason: I didn’t see all of them. The ones I did see apparently weren’t that memorable, or else senility is setting in, or a little of both.

Here's my nomination for putt of the year, with a twist...

It’s a putt that didn’t drop. Had it gone in, it would have changed everything for one talented but tortured young player.

• Sergio Garcia’s eight-foot par putt on the 72nd green to win the British Open

Garcia’s effort burned the edge. Heading into 2008 Sergio still has the “Never Won a Major” monkey riding his back.

Watch video clips of Golf Central’s putt of the year nominees here.

The Armchair Golfer

2 comments :

noisemaker said...

I must admit I wanted Sergio to sink that put for the win. After dominating the entire Open, I thought it was to be his time in the limelight.

The Armchair Golfer said...

I thought he made it, and then it lipped out. You could tell by his body language that it was probably over for him even though he was in the playoff with Harrington.