NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Jordan Spieth hit a 3-wood from 281 yards. Zach Johnson hit a putt that traveled about 30 feet.
Both resulted in a major championship.
Every club in the bag had a story to tell in 2015, a year on the PGA Tour marked by big wins, clutch shots and frustration that golf so often produces. So here’s a look back at some of the most memorable shots involving each club in the bag.
DRIVER: Not all great shots are rewarded, as Dustin Johnson discovered in the U.S. Open. He was one shot behind going to the par-5 18th at Chambers Bay and facing a landing zone so tight because of his length that it required near perfection. The drive was so pure that he had only a 5-iron into the green. He had a 12-foot eagle putt to win. And then a 4-foot birdie putt to force a playoff. And then a tap-in par for a cruel finish.
3-WOOD: Moments before Johnson launched his drive on the 18th hole, Spieth pulled off a clutch shot of his own. Coming off a mess of a double bogey on the 17th hole that cost him the lead, Spieth hit 3-wood from 281 yards that ran up the back of the green and rolled back to about 10 feet…