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Masters 2019: Watch Tiger Woods' near ace at the par-3 16th hole (with Michael Phelps looking on)

April 14, 2019

If what's happening on Sunday at Augusta National feels surreal, that's because it is. Tiger Woods is on the verge of a fifth green jacket, and it may be all thanks to the shot of is life at the par-3 16th hole, a site that's featured a few highlights from Woods in his career.

After making a birdie at the par-5 15th to grab the solo lead at 13 under, Woods stepped to the tee with an 8 iron, just like he did in 2005, also with a one-shot lead at 13-under par. Then, you may recall, he pulled it badly and wound up chipping the next one in. This time he hit a beauty, maybe the shot of his career given the circumstances, and it nearly went in. Have a watch:

Un-freaking-real. The coolest part, aside from the fact that Tiger almost sent the place into a full-blown frenzy, was that legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was standing directly behind the tee box in the gallery. Here's a few photos and videos captured by viewers as CBS showed replays of Woods coaxing his ball to come back off the slope:

Apparently, there's enough room on the Augusta National for two GOATs. What a legendary moment at the 83rd Masters that I can't believe is real. Woods cleaned up the birdie putt to reach 14 under and give himself a two-shot lead with two to play.