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Old Videos That Never Get Old: Robert Gamez’s hole-out to win at Bay Hill in 1990

Shane Bacon
Devil Ball Golf

There is no feeling better to a golfer than pulling off the exact golf shot you need at the perfect time, especially when that comes on the final hole of a tournament.

At the 1990 Nestle Invitational (what the Arnold Palmer Invitational was called before it was the Arnold Palmer Invitational), Robert Gamez was battling Greg Norman down the stretch on Sunday at Bay Hill.

On the final hole, Gamez switched from a 6-iron to a 7-iron, hitting a sweeping draw from 176 yards to the Sunday pin position we've been so used to over the years at this event. The ball landed, spun left, smacked the flag and disappeared for a walk-off eagle, good enough for a one-shot victory over Norman.

It is still one of the best shots in the history of Bay Hill and was just another heartbreaking loss in the long list of tough finishes for Greg Norman.

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