Tiger Woods pulls off unorthodox escape shot at the World Match Play

World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play - Round Two

Tiger Woods may not have had the best week at World Match Play, but he did provide one of the shots of the year for fans in Texas to see.

Woods got himself into a tough situation on the 10th hole when he sent his second shot onto the green - and past it - where it eventually came to lie deep in the bush and next to a wall. 

What the 42-year-old did next had the golf world in shock, even for Woods. 

Using just the toe of his iron, he flicked the ball out of the bush and back onto the green with the ball landing just five feet from the hole.

Doing so not just with his weaker left hand but also while down on his knees to make the shot look even more impossible, Woods eventually putted home to rescue the hole.

Sadly for the American, there was not many shots as good as this one and he eventually slipped to a loss against Brandt Snedeker. 

Following the loss, Woods addressed the difficult conditions out on the course:

“It was difficult conditions out there today. The wind was pumping and if you went around there with no bogeys, you were going to win your fair share of holes. We both made a couple of mistakes out there - but he made a few less than I did.

“All I can do now is hopefully get a point from my last match, and see if that's good enough."

World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play - Round Two

While Woods struggles to keep himself out of the rough, Rory McIlroy has had a sensational week and beat Justin Harding comfortably with four birdies in the front nine. 

He will now face Matthew Fitzpatrick who is out of the running to win with two losses.

“I needed to play really well to beat Justin. He's a very good player. I can see why he's done well at the start of the year, and we had a great match" said McIlroy after the match with Harding.

“We both made our share of birdies on the front nine, but I got my nose in front when I eagled 12, and then birdied 15 and 16 on the back to close it out.”

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