Sergio Garcia aces 17th in 2017 The Players first round
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Sergio Garcia aces 17th in 2017 The Players first round

Sergio Garcia's amazing 2017 continued on Thursday in the first round of The Players Championship when the reigning Masters champion made the eighth hole-in-one at the par-3 17th on the Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.

Garcia, playing along Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar, hit his tee shot just past the front-left hole location, spinning it back a foot into the hole for a 1.

"It was a solid 52-degree (wedge) for me," said Garcia who played the final three holes in 3 under to shoot 1-over 73.

"I mean, I hit a good shot, but it can go there, it can go three yards past. I don't know, it can do anything. It was nice to see it bounce and kind of spin back into the hole. Maybe because I needed it after the start I had. It kind of made quite a poor round into -- not a great round but a decent round."

This is the second ace on No. 17 in the last two years. Willy Wilcox made a hole-in-one on the same hole in the second round last year.

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