What are the best shots ever hit with each club? The question coalesced while following Shaun Micheel during Q school a year ago. As you'll see, we think Micheel owns the 7-iron.
But who hit the most wonderful one, the most thrilling three, the most fantastic four, and so on? To complement Brett Avery's analysis of the best players on the PGA Tour since 1980, we considered the 45 million or so shots struck by the roughly 5,500 men (and three women) in the world's best golf league during the same period.
Context counts. Micheel, for instance, holed a 3-iron for double eagle on the sixth at Pebble Beach in the fourth round of the 2010 U.S. Open. But his stroke of genius earned him only a T-22. The albatross lacked the backstory to make our list of the best of the best.