The 11th hole-in-one of all time came out at the 17th hole (par 3) of TPC Sawgrass, which is fortunate if it is ‘on green’.
Hayden Berkeley (USA) played the 1st round of the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Players Championship (total prize money of 25 million dollars) held at the TPC Sogasse Stadium Course (par 72) in Font Vedra Beach, Florida, USA on the 10th (Korean time) recorded a hole-in-one in
He did that on the 17th hole (par 3), the most notorious of the 18 holes. The 17th hole is only 137 yards long, but since it is an island green, the strategy is different every time depending on the wind. 온라인카지노
As a result, the ball often falls into the water hazard. In 2007, 93 went into the water, frustrating players. Lim Seong-jae (25) even explained how to attack the 17th hole, saying, “If you think ‘Let’s just dig’ and ‘Let’s do it well in the middle’, you can play well without difficulty.”
Berkeley caught consecutive birdies on the 11th and 12th holes in the first half, bogeyed on the 15th hole (par 4), and stood on the 17th hole to catch a pitching wedge. The pin landed in front of the green.
The ball he shot landed about 5m behind the pin and rolled straight into the hole along the slope. Seeing this, Berkeley raised his arms and threw off his hat in delight.
Berkeley is ranked 27th in the FedEx Cup in the 2022-23 season and has yet to win on the PGA Tour. Having entered the pro in 2018, he lost to Kim Si-woo (28) at the Sony Open in Hawaii this year and finished runner-up.
“It was really hard to feel the wind. I thought it would be great at 130 yards. I thought it would only land somewhere near the hill on the green, but overall it looked perfect,” he said with delight.
It is the 11th hole-in-one on the 17th hole since the Players Championship moved to TPC Sawgrass in 1982. However, after 2016, it is the fifth.
Berkeley tied for 72nd with a 1-over-par 73, including 1 hole-in-one, 4 birdies, 3 bogeys, and 2 double bogeys.