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10 Greatest Strokes Of Luck

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, we look back at golfers who had good fortune on their side.

March 17, 2011
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods
(2000 PGA Championship)

Woods needed three extra holes to hold off journeyman Bob May and win his third straight major championship. He also needed a fortuitous kick on the tournament's final hole. With a one-shot lead while playing Valhalla's 18th hole for the second time that Sunday, Woods hooked his tee shot well left. The ball hit a tree and then vanished from TV cameras momentarily before it reappeared bounding down a path and back in play. Woods took advantage of the break by making a par to win by one and keep his chances of a "Tiger Slam" alive.
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