Chris DiMarco, who was just one stroke behind Tiger Woods at the time, was sitting 15 feet below the hole at the par three 16th and looking at a very make-able birdie putt.
Woods, on the other hand, had sent his tee shot clear over the back green and was looking at a nearly impossible up-and-down.
After viewing the slope of the green from every angle imaginable, Woods finally settled over his ball. What would happen next would rival Gene Sarazen’s double eagle for the greatest shot in Masters History.
Woods’ ball came out hot; hit the slope to the left of the pin and somehow came to almost a complete stop.
From that point, Woods ball literally made a right turn and began slowly trickling towards the hole.
It was looking as if Woods would save his par, which would have been miraculous in its own right, but the ball had not yet finished rolling.
As the ball approached the hole, the 5,000 patrons surrounding the green all took to their feet.
Seconds later Woods’ ball would hang on the lip for a brief moment, before disappearing into the hole for a birdie.
DiMarco, like everyone else was left with a stunned look on his face as Woods unleashed a first pump and high-fived (or at least attempted to) his caddie, Steve Williams.
DiMarco would miss his birdie putt and Woods would take a two stroke lead to the 17th which turned out to be crucial for Woods.
Woods would bogey the 17th and 18th and be forced to defeat DiMarco in a sudden death playoff.
Davis Love III sunk a similar shot in 1999 while in contention. Had Love gone on to win or had Woods never made his dramatic shot at 16, Love’s chip-in at the par-three would likely be on this list as well.
But, as has often been the case in Woods career, Woods was in the right place, at the right time and managed to execute a shot that will forever leave us scratching our heads in amazement.