March 5 2013
According to Thompson, the shot actually came on the par-4 10th hole. Following a bogey on the ninth, Thompson hit a 3-wood approach that went straight right before coming to rest on a bed of pine straw near the green.
Needing to get up-and-down to stop the bleeding, Thompson pulled out his Ping Anser 58-degree lob wedge from 69 yards.
"I used my Ping Anser 58-degree wedge that has about 10 degrees of bounce off the pine straw and was just looking to clip it off the pine straw," Thompson said on Tuesday at Doral. "I thought I hit it a little bit thinner than I actually did, but it ended up coming off perfect."
Even though the shot came out lower and thinner than Thompson expected, he was still able to land it within five feet of the hole and save par. (Watch the shot here).
"I've played [Titleist] Vokey wedges all my life, so I'm used to a softer feeling metal," Thompson said. "Ping came up with the Anser that has a similar feel. I've tried their other wedges but this one felt and performed best. It definitely got the job done on Sunday in a tough spot."