Haotong Li set the European Tour record for the most eagles in a single round on Saturday in the third round of the inaugural Saudi International.
Li had already made history through 17 holes of his round, becoming the first known European Tour player to make three par-4 eagles in a single round. However, on the 18th hole, Li made an eagle 3 on the par-5 finishing hole to make even more golf history.
Only two players in European Tour history had made four eagles in a single round: Gordon Brand Jr. made four eagles in the 1986 Jersey Open at La Moye Golf Club, and Mikko Ilonen made four eagles in the 2003 Canarias Open de Espana.
The PGA Tour record for most eagles in a round is 4, and it’s been achieved twice. Chez Reavie recently he became the first PGA Tour player to make three par-4 eagles in the same round at the 2019 Sony Open in Hawaii.
The closing pair of eagles took Li from 4 under for the round to a final tally of 8-under 62. He now has a share of the 54-hole lead in the controversial tournament with Dustin Johnson at 16-under total.