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Garcia claims Shot of the Year award

Sergio Garcia's shot from behind a tree at the United States PGA Championship in August has been named the 1999 Canon Shot of the Year.

Two behind Tiger Woods with three holes to play, the 19-year-old smashed at the ball with his eyes shut, then opened them and raced up the fairway to see the ball reach the green. He made his par four, but Woods held on to win by one.

Garcia said: "It was between a five and a six-iron and I had to aim about 60 to 70 yards left," Garcia recalls. "I had 189 yards to the hole and had two roots near the ball.

"I had to slice it and I couldn't afford to hit the first root. Then I had to make sure not to start it too far right or I might have hit the second root and the ball could have come back and hit me.

"I opened the face of a six-iron as much as I could and tried to get out of the way in case it hit the tree. I had to go for it and it's probably the greatest shot I've played so far in my life."