124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2

The Loop

Video: Two candidates for shot of the year

January 18, 2011

Two weeks into the PGA Tour season, we already have two worthy candidates for shot of the year. Don't be surprised if they hold up until season's end. The question is, which was more impressive....

...Bubba Watson's driver off the deck to set up eagle at Kapalua?

Or Steve Marino's unthinkable, baseball-swing approach out of the rough Sunday at Sony?

We'll go with Marino given the degree of difficulty, the fact that it took place on the 72nd hole and it gave him a chance to win (although unlike Watson, he missed the eagle putt). But maybe you disagree. And who knows, maybe the golf on the mainland will provide some fireworks just as impressive.

-- Sam Weinman