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Seve Ballesteros already had lost a 3-up lead with seven holes to play, fell behind and caught up against Fuzzy Zoeller, and they were all square playing the par-5 18th at PGA National in 1983. Ballesteros hit a poor tee shot, and his next shot went into a bunker, the ball near a steep lip. It looked like the Spaniard would have to lay up short of the water and take his chances from there.

Ballesteros, as only he can, saw a different shot. He chose 3-wood from 245 yards.

“I thought, `What is he going to do with that?’” said Bernhard Langer. “Then I saw the most amazing shot I have ever seen.”

Ballesteros somehow hit out of the sand, beyond the lip, over the water and onto the green. He made his par and halved his match with Zoeller. U.S. captain Jack Nicklaus called it “the finest shot I have ever seen.”

And it speaks to how the Ryder Cup was regarded in 1983. While it is considered among the most spectacular shots Ballesteros played, no video footage of it has been found.