News & ToursMarch 22, 2012

Trending: 10 best water shots

In honor of World Water Day it seems only appropriate to pay tribute to the enormous role the element plays in the sport of golf. In no way is this meant to undermine the importance and awareness of World Water Day, but it is an undeniable fact that water wreaks havoc on the course. Yet, while it may create doom and gloom for those whose shots fall peril to a well-placed water hazard, the entertainment value for those watching cannot be denied. With that in mind, I've curated a list of the 10 best water shots; best being a subjective term of course (and limited to internet video presence), since some of these shots are amazing, while others are downright hysterical. In the name of fun I've given them all topical categories. And please remember to do your part to conserve water today. No matter what your co-workers say, showering is optional.

The Funniest

Woody Austin falls in the water at the 2007 Presidents Cup.

The Coincidence

Hunter Mahan picks the ball clean from the water on the 17th hole at the 2011 Tour Championship.

On the same hole three days later: Bill Haas makes par from the water in a playoff en route to winning the Fed Ex Cup Championship.

The Help

Fan helps Michael Bradley retrieve his driver from the water at the 2011 Players Championship.

Cold As Ice (because frozen water is still water)

Phil Mickelson chips in on hail-covered green at the 2000 Chevron World Challenge.

The Luck Of The Irish

Darren Clarke narrowly avoids the water at the 2005 Smurfit European Open.

The Jesus

Tiger Woods demonstrates video game glitch in real life.

The Quitter

John Daly withdraws from the 2011 Australian Open after hitting seven balls in the water.

You Know You're A Redneck When...

Boo Weekley practices his gator calls between water shots at the 2011 Zurich Open.

And lastly... The Best

Vijay Singh trick shot hole-in-one at the 2009 Masters par 3 tournament.

-- Derek Evers

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