Dustin Johnson came up 6 inches short of a hole-in-one on a 433-yard par 4 in the final round of the 2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions. You read that right.
With the downhill par-4 12th playing well downwind on Sunday, Johnson smashed a drive off the tee on the same hole where he holed out the day prior from 72 yards for eagle.
After Johnson murdered his tee shot on Sunday, he said, "That could be on." It was better than that. The ball hit the left side of the hole, on the edge of the fairway and bounded toward the green. Once it rolled on the green, it made a perfect track toward the hole for an ace on a par 4.
It stopped 6 inches short. That's insane. Eagle on back-to-back days on this par 4.
"Plenty of horsepower here."
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 8, 2018
Johnson's tap-in eagle gave him a seven-shot lead with six holes to play in search of his 17th PGA Tour win.
The drive extends Johnson's lead as having the most 400-plus-yard drives since the PGA Tour began using ShotLink in 2003. It is his 25th drive of 400 yards or more, nearly double Bubba Watson's total. Gary Woodland is third on that list.
Andrew Magee remains the only player in PGA Tour history to record a hole-in-one on a par 4, doing so in the 2001 Waste Management Phoenix Open on the 332-yard 17th hole at TPC Scottsdale.