There were plenty of great shots and finishes from the golf world in 2017, causing some memorable reactions on the course.
Here are the six best celebrations this season:
Sergio Garcia - the Masters
The Spaniard arrived at Augusta National Golf Club in April with an 0-for-73 record in major championships, but battled his way into a playoff with Justin Rose at the Masters. On the first sudden-death playoff hole, Garcia flagged his approach shot, leaving him with a 12-foot birdie putt. Garcia would brush home the putt for the green jacket, clenching his fists and unleashing a massive scream.
Matt Kuchar - the Masters
The 39-year-old added to a thrilling back nine in the final round of the Masters at the par-3 16th hole. Kuchar dropped a perfect 7-iron on the green, using the slope to make a hole-in-one. Kuchar celebrated the feat with the patrons, then took a spectator's hat and threw it into the air.
John Daly - Insperity Invitational
It wasn't pretty, but John Daly didn't care. The 51-year-old won his first title in 13 years at the Insperity Invitational in May, closing with a final-round 69 for his first PGA Tour Champions win. Sporting American flag pants, Daly was showered with champagne by friends on the green.
Jordan Spieth - Travelers
Spieth did his best to throw away the Travelers Championship, playing the final 16 holes Sunday in 2-over and finding himself in a playoff with Daniel Berger. On the first playoff hole, Spieth's second shot landed in the greenside bunker after his approach came up short of the putting surface. The 24-year-old Texan holed his third for birdie, then went bananas with his caddie, Michael Greller. Spieth chucked his club while Greller tossed the rake into the air, then the pair met up for a well-timed chest bump.
Jordan Spieth - The Open
The final two hours of The Open at Royal Birkdale was riveting television, thanks to Jordan Spieth. The young American made a wild bogey at the 13th hole, then threw an uppercut punch at Matt Kuchar on the par-5 15th, making a 50-foot eagle putt. After the ball fell, Spieth turned to his caddie and told him to "go get that."
Justin Thomas - PGA Championship
After making the turn in 34 on Sunday at Quail Hollow, Thomas began the back nine one shot off the lead in the season's final major. On the par-5 10th hole, Thomas' 8-foot birdie putt sat on the edge of the cup, causing the 24-year-old to walk away in disbelief. As he moved toward the ball to tap in, his Titleist eventually fell into the cup. Thomas nonchalantly gave a fist bump to his caddie and a tip of the cap to the fans.
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