Chesson Hadley was the butt end of a lot of (unnecessary) jokes on Thursday at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
After driving the par-4 17th, Hadley didn’t hit his eagle putt hard enough, and it broke left, off the green, down a bank and into the guarding water hazard. The Georgia Tech product went from having a putt for eagle 2 to carding double-bogey 6, part of a 5-over meltdown in the final five holes of his first round.
But golf’s a funny game, and Hadley got his revenge on TPC Scottsdale and the trolls on Friday.
Hadley once again found the green with his tee shot on No. 17, his eighth hole of the day in Round 2, leaving himself an 80-footer for eagle to a much less penal portion of the putting surface. And what did he do?
He drained it.
Of course, Hadley didn’t waste the opportunity to call out the haters and losers who ragged on him the day prior.
Had a lot of people say some really nice things to me after putting the ball in the water yesterday on 17 en route to my double.
Just wanted to let you know I made one today from 80’9” for eagle.
Have a nice day! ✌🏻 pic.twitter.com/u8QEuhqtDR
— Chesson Hadley (@chessonhadley) February 1, 2019
Curiously, Hadley lost more than 2 strokes putting when his Thursday eagle putt found the water. He made up almost all of that with his made eagle putt on Friday.
Golf’s a funny game.