Best Shots of 2012

1 of 10 Kohjiro Kinno / SI
Phil Mickelson, Third Round of the Masters, Hole No. 15, Third Shot In the third round of the Masters, Phil Mickelson pulled off this difficult flop shot on the par-5 15th hole and went on to make a birdie.
2 of 10 Al Tielemans / SI
Louis Oosthuizen, Final Round of the Masters, Hole No. 2, Second Shot Of course, Mickelson's flop wasn't the only memorable shot of the week. Louis Oosthuizen double-eagled the par-5 second hole in the final round. It was the first double eagle on the second hole in Masters history.
3 of 10 Al Tielemans / SI
Bubba Watson, Final Round of the Masters, Hole No. 10 (In Sudden Death), Second Shot The best shot at the Masters (and one of the best of all time) belonged to Bubba Watson, who hit this physics-defying hook through the pines on the second hole of sudden death to defeat Oosthuizen and earn his first career major title.
4 of 10 Carlos M. Saavedra / SI
Rickie Folwer, Final Round of the Wells Fargo Championship, No. 18 (In Sudden Death), Second Shot Seeking his first career PGA Tour victory at the Wells Fargo Championship, Rickie Fowler stuck a gap wedge to four feet and made the birdie to defeat Rory McIlroy and D.A. Points and earn that elusive first title.
5 of 10 Fred Vuich / SI
Tiger Woods, Final Round of The Memorial, No. 16, Third Shot Tiger Woods won three times on Tour in 2012, but it was his win at Memorial that featured a true "Tiger Moment." He chipped in on the 16th hole during the final round -- a shot Jack Nicklaus called one of the best he'd ever seen -- to set up the second of his three victories on the season.
6 of 10 Fred Vuich / SI
Nick Watney, First Round of the U.S. Open, No. 17, Second Shot Oosthuizen wasn't the only pro to record a double eagle in a major. Nick Watney holed out on the par-5 17th hole in the opening round of the U.S. Open.
7 of 10 Thomas Lovelock / SI
Ernie Els, Final Round of the British Open, No. 18, Third Shot Ernie Els had struggled with his putting in recent years, but he made a no-doubt-about-it 15-footer for birdie on the 18th hole and eventually won the British Open by one shot for his fourth career major title.
8 of 10 Carlos M. Saavedra / SI
Brandt Snedeker, Final Round of the Tour Championship, No. 17, Third Shot On his way to winning the Tour Championship and the $10 million FedEx Cup, Brandt Snedeker chipped in on the 17th hole to all but seal the payday.
9 of 10 Robert Beck /SI
Justin Rose, Ryder Cup Sunday Singles, No. 17, Second Shot As Europe stormed back to stun the U.S. on Sunday at the Ryder Cup, Justin Rose delivered one of the day's best shots. He made this left-to-right bomb on the 17th hole in his match against Phil Mickelson, then went on to beat Mickelson on the 18th hole to earn a key point in Europe's one-point victory.
10 of 10 Kohjiro Kinno / SI
Martin Kaymer, Ryder Cup Sunday Singles, No. 18, Third Shot Martin Kaymer's six-foot putt on the 18th hole at Medinah didn't have much break -- but bonus points are awarded for the amount of pressure the German was under. His putt clinched the Cup and completed an improbable Sunday rally by the Europeans.