VIDEO: Aaron Baddeley made a par-4 ace...on his second ball
PGA Tour

Aaron Baddeley made a par-4 ace…on his second ball


SHARE THIS STORY

Aaron Baddeley made a hole-in-one on the par-4 17th on Thursday at the Valero Texas Open -- except it was with his second ball.

The Aussie's initial tee shot to the 336-yard hole landed well left of the green and into an unplayable lie. Baddeley decided to re-tee his ball.

With his second tee shot, Baddeley holed out the shot for one hell of a birdie. That second-chance ace moved Baddeley to 4 under par on a difficult scoring day at TPC San Antonio. He finished with on 4 under with a 68 that left him a shot behind Charley Hoffman after the first round.



"I hit the second one, man, why didn't I do that the first time? And it rolls up and goes in," said Baddeley after the round.

We don't have a good name for the shot, but the term "hole-in-three" was used to describe the second-ball ace Fred Couples made for par at the 1999 Players. If we could submit a term, we'd call it a "bald eagle" -- something that was once almost extinct but absolutely still exists.

However, Andrew Magee remains the only player to ever record a par-4 ace in PGA Tour history, doing so on the par-4 17th at TPC Scottsdale in the 2001 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

SUBSCRIBE & WIN A BRIDGESTONE GOLF BAG!

New subscribers to our weekly email newsletter in May will be entered to win a Bridgestone Golf Spring edition stand bag!

Rules and regulations: By submitting your email address, you agree to join both the Golf News Net and Bridgestone Golf email lists. To be eligible for our prizes, you must remain a subscriber on our list through the end of the contest month. If your email address disappears, it worked!


About the author

Golf News Net

Golf News Net

We use the Golf News Net byline sometimes just to change things up. But, it's one of us humans writing the story, we promise.

Sometimes we post sponsored content from this account, and it is labeled as such. We also occasionally include links to products and services from which we could make a small percentage of a sale through affiliate programs.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

GNN PLUS LOGIN