Holes-in-one are rare enough on the PGA Tour, but TPC Sawgrass witnessed two aces in a matter of hours during the second round of The Players Championship.
Denny McCarthy was the first player of the week to make a hole-in-one at the PGA Tour’s flagship event, jumping up the leaderboard by holing his tee shot at the 165-yard third with an eight-iron.
The ace was only the fifth on the hole in tournament history and the first hole-in-one of McCarthy’s short PGA Tour career, with the slamdunk helping the world No 221 to a second successive 69.
“I can see how that’s tough to make hole-in-ones on those pins,” McCarthy said. “I just had a really good number today to that pin. It was a perfect 8-iron for me and just stepped up there and executed the shot!”
Brendon Todd then joined the party by making a hole-in-one of his own in the afternoon wave, with his ace at the par-three eighth also the first of his PGA Tour career.
Todd nailed his 213-yard effort with a five-wood, seeing him secure the first hole-in-one at the eighth since Michael Thompson’s ace during the opening round of the 2013 contest.
The most recent ace at the iconic par-three 17th in tournament play came from Ryan Moore during the opening round in 2019, while the last hole-in-one at the 13th came a day later from Sungjae Im.
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