Danial Gale got the fans vote to win the head-to-head competition for the best shot of the 2020 season so far!
Over the past few weeks, fans have been voting in a series of head-to-head knockouts for the best shots of the 2020 season so far with Dubai Duty Free. The selection of shots was narrowed down to 32 with fans on Twitter casting their votes.
How it worked
The European Tour posted a video which showed two shots from different players. Decided by Twitter Poll, there was a vote on which shot should make it through to the next round of matches.
There were 16 shots on each side of the draw meaning the round of 32 was followed by the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
The results were posted here on a daily basis.
The final fell as a final battle between Daniel Gale and Marcus Armitage, who both took to social media to rally support, with Gale edging the poll with 61% of the votes.
"I'd like to thank each and every one of you who got behind my shot and voted for me throughout the three or four weeks," said Gale. "There were a couple of close battles and it was an awesome experience for me to get my name out there and come up against the likes of Rory, Tyrrell Hatton, Beef and Marcus Armitage. Just to come up against those guys was quite the honour.
"The shot was an amazing three wood, one of the best shots I have hit t this day - 276 yards uphill, wind into and out the left, with a lot of trouble around the green and a tight opening. I hit a nicely flighted draw, which never left the pin and rolled up there to a couple of inches for a tap in eagle at Royal Pines in the Australian PGA Championship. It was quite the shot."
I'd like to thank each and every one of you who got behind my shot and voted for me throughout the three or four weeks
Thoughts from the champ 🎙 pic.twitter.com/g5BBNOX8LJ— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) May 18, 2020
The Final: Marcus Armitage v Daniel Gale
Semi Final 2: Andrew 'Beef' Johnson v Daniel Gale
Semi Final 1: Marcus Armitage v Romain Langasque
Quarter Final 4: Danial Gale v Rory McIlroy
Quarter Final 3: Andrew 'Beef' Johnson v Sergio Garcia
Quarter Final 2: Garcia v Langasque
Quarter Final 1: Pieters v Armitage
Two very different shots with the driver off the deck verses a putt with a place in The Open on the line, and the putt edges it showing the importance of context.
Last 16: Match 8
Booming drive over 400 yards for Rory McIlroy to find the green or Paul Casey also driving a par four. Vote now...
Last 16: Match 7
Daniel Gale v Tyrrell Hatton and Gale powers on
Last 16: Match 6
And all Spanish affair in Match 6 as Sergio Garcia and Pablo Larrazabal go head-to-head and it's Garcia who gets it.
Last 16: Match 5
Two remarkable recoveries - which one is best though?
Last 16: Match 4:
Sergio Garcia gets the fan vote and makes it through after his brilliant bunker shot.
Last 16: Match 3
Two eagle hole outs on this head to head - one from grass, one from sand. Your call on Lefty or Langasque?
Last 16: Match 2
Jon Rahm's ace or the Bullet's pressure putt? Fans have gone for the putt which secured an Open berth from Marcus Armitage and 'bullet' moves on.
Last 16: Match 1
Will it be a driver off the deck from Thomas Pieters, one of the hardest shots in golf to execute, or a pressure pitch in a play-off with the title on the line from Lucas Herbert?
You have voted and Pieters is first through to the Quarter Finals.
One of the closest polls to date and Casey edges it to get into the last 16.
Match 15: McIlroy v Koepka
Two major heavyweights and Rory McIlroy gets through with more than three quarters of the vote.
Match 14: Hatton v Lee
Ryder Cup star Hatton comes out the winner after an unbelievable shot at the WGC Mexico Championship.
Match 13: Gale v Green
Daniel Gale sweeps Gavin Green in a par three battle.
Match 12: Garcia v Kaymer
Sergio's shot from the trees in Abu Dhabi betters Kaymer and puts him through to the next round.
Match 11: Johnson v Larrazábal
It was Pablo that won battle of the pitches after this sensational shot en-route to victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Match 10: Beef v Kaymer
After a very close battle it's Beef who wins this round after that magical 4-iron from the rough in Duabi.
Match 9: Bryson Bryson DeChambeau v Bernd Wiesberger
Wiesberger marches through to the next round as his emphatic escape from the sand in Abu Dhabi was enough to top Bryson,
Match 8: Louis Oosthuizen v Søren Kjeldsen
Søren Kjeldsen comes out on top in the battle of the pin seekers. The closest tie in the Shot of the Year knock-out so far!
Match 7: Sergio Garcia v Bernd Wiesberger
Garcia's escape from a plugged lie in the the bunker sees him through to the next round.
Match 6: Robert MacIntyre vs Benjamin Hebert
MacIntyre's takes this rounds over Hebert after their dual from the WGC Mexico Championship.
Match 5: Ashun Wu vs Romain Langasque
A unanimous victory for the Frenchman Langasque, as his hole out from the bunker in Qatar topped Wu's from Dubai.
Match 4: Marcus Armitage vs Jorge Campillo
It was a close one, but Marcus Armitage's winning putt beats out Jorge Campillo's to win the fourth match up.
Match 3: Jon Rahm vs Louis Oosthuizen
It was a battle of the holes in one, and this time it was Jon Rahm who claimed the spoils
Match 2: Lucas Herbert vs Rasmus Højgaard
Both Lucas Herbert and Rasmus Højgaard claimed their first European Tour titles in play-offs, but it's Herbert who advances to the next round!
Match 1: Eddie Pepperell vs Thomas Pieters
These two driver off the deck shots are impressive, but it's Pieters who wins the first match over Eddie Pepperell.