I knew the pitch shot
was perfect, but for it to go in was a real bonus," said the Paisley golfer, who only two weeks ago was joint third in the Alfred Dunhill championship in South Africa after a first round 62, the lowest round of his life.
My next shot was a 30-yard pitch shot
off the green coming back," Parajeckas said.
Poulter also finished in style with a birdie at the last, hitting a fantastic pitch shot
from the rough that barely cleared an overhanging tree branch.
Miss the fairway and a lay up is almost certain, leaving a tricky pitch shot
on to a green that slopes from back to front.
"This means the chip shot on to the green or the pitch shot
is very important.
More than half of those competing Saturday were Level One "skills players," scored on how well they could putt, lob a pitch shot
over a woven plastic fence to a target and strike balls with iron and "wood."
Sullivan had four birdies in his round plus an eagle at the 17th where he holed his pitch shot
at the par four.
Having lost to Player in overtime in 1997, he almost holed his pitch shot
to get into another play-off last year, but his form in the States indicates he, too, is not quite the player he was.
"There was a wide range of emotions on that last hole," Oberholser said, "from a good drive to `Oh my God, I just chunked it into the hazard' to `I hit a mediocre pitch shot
' to `Wow!
Whenever you are playing a pitch shot
there is no need to make a full backswing, it's all about accuracy.
Special floodlights were put on for the last four holes as darkness descended on the desert course and Woods almost holed a pitch shot
on the 18th which would have tied the match.
The highlight of Jimenez's round came at the par-five 18th, his ninth hole, when he holed a pitch shot
from 70 yards for an eagle three.