After hitting eagle putt in the water at TPC Scottsdale's 17th, Hadley makes eagle the next day
PGA Tour

After hitting eagle putt in the water at TPC Scottsdale’s 17th, Hadley makes eagle the next day

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.

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.

About the author


Ryan Ballengee

Ryan Ballengee is founder and editor of Golf News Net. He has been writing and broadcasting about golf for over a decade, working for NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Yahoo Sports and SB Nation. Ballengee lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family. He used to be a good golfer.

Ballengee can be reached by email at ryan[at]

Ryan occasionally links to merchants of his choosing, and GNN may earn a commission from sales generated by those links. See more in GNN's affiliate disclosure.