Until the PGA Tour puts up a clean copy, a fan capture **8:33 ET Tiger's shot from the CBS telecast of the 2012 Memorial goes live on YouTube:
**So where does this one rank with these shots?
Q. Mr.Nicklaus mentioned out on the green during closing ceremonies he's never seen a better shot than your chip‑in on 16. Take us through that.
TIGER WOODS: The shot was really difficult, but it wouldn't have been so bad if I had a good lie. If the lie was decent, it would not have brought water into play. That was the thing. The lie was just a little bit marginal where it brought water into play. That's one of the reasons why I took such a big cut at it is to try to under cut it enough so if I missed it I missed it short and if it had enough speed it wouldn't snag it and tug it long left, so obviously the hosel wouldn't have been snagged by the grass.
I went for it. I pulled it off, and for it to land as soft as it did was kind of a surprise because it was baked out and it was also downhill running away from me. It just fell in. I didn't think it was going to get there at one point. Kind of like 16 at Augusta, I thought I was going to leave it short somehow, and then it fell in.
Q. Where does that rank amongst some of your best shots, whether it be the 16th at Augusta or maybe when you holed out at Hoylake, or I don't know where you would put that one.
TIGER WOODS: It was one of the hardest ones I've pulled off. I think probably the hardest pitch not too many people saw was the one in Japan in the World Cup to get into the playoff. But obviously you guys never saw it. (Laughter.)
That was a pretty sweet shot.
But this one was a good one. As I said, it wouldn't have been so bad if the lie was better. But as I said, the lie was sketchy enough where it brought water into play.
CHRIS REIMER: Mr.Nicklaus, I know you congratulated Tiger out at closing ceremonies and you mentioned 16. Some opening comments from you?
JACK NICKLAUS: I think that‑‑ I just said out here a couple times, that under the circumstances, the circumstances being Tiger has been struggling, he found himself in a position in a tournament, and it was either fish or cut bait, he had one place to land the ball, he's playing a shot that if he leaves it short, he's going to leave himself again a very difficult shot, if he hits it long, he's going to probably lose the tournament. He lands the ball exactly where it has to land. It doesn't make a difference whether it went in the hole or not. Going in the hole was a bonus. But what a shot. I don't think under the circumstances I've ever seen a better shot.