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Tiger Woods' Memorial Flop Shot Among His Greatest Ever (VIDEOS)

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Tiger Woods of the US celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th hole in the fourth round of the 108th U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California on June 15, 2008. Woods' finished tied for the lead with compatriot Rocco Mediate, forcing a playoff which will take place on June 16.
Tiger Woods of the US celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th hole in the fourth round of the 108th U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California on June 15, 2008. Woods' finished tied for the lead with compatriot Rocco Mediate, forcing a playoff which will take place on June 16.

Despite the intermittent shouts to the contrary, Tiger Woods may never fully be BACK. Nevertheless, he certainly showed on Sunday that the "Old Tiger" isn't gone forever, replaced merely by an older Tiger.

The fabled "Old Tiger" made an appearance at a key moment during the final round of the Memorial when he trailed tournament leader Rory Sabbatini by stroke. After Woods' tee shot on the 16th hole landed in the rough 50 feet away from the cup, he brashly went for the jugular instead of playing to guarantee par. The result was a stunning chip shot to pull even with Sabbatini heading into the final two holes.

"It was really, really unbelievable, particularly because of the position he was in," Jack Nicklaus told Jim Nantz of CBS moments later. "He hits it short the tournament is over. He hits it long the tournament is over. He put it in the hole. Unbelievable."

Looking at Tiger's career, however, this shot is totally believable. He's made jaw-dropping chip shots before, most notably in the 2005 Masters. He's made hole-in-ones. He's even put together enough superlative shots to turn single rounds into highlight reels (see: 2008 U.S. Open Third Round).

Where does this shot rank among his all-time greatest hits?

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