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Hole-in-one for Fox at iconic 17th at Sawgrass

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Ryan Fox became the first player on record to make back-to-back eagles at holes 16 and 17 at the tournament. Photo wkky.com

Beachlands’ Ryan Fox has hit a hole-in-one on the famous Island Green at TPC Sawgrass’s 17th hole at the $40 million Players Championship.

See video clip here from @flushingitgolf.

Fox cleared the water on the 124-yard, par three and hit his tee shot to the middle of the green then rolled down the hill and dropped into the cup sending the crowd wild.

The Daily Mail reported that Fox, a four-time winner on the DP World Tour, became the first player on record to make back-to-back eagles at holes 16 and 17 at the tournament.

“Moments before his ace, Fox hit his 180-yard approach shot on 16 to within two feet before finishing off for a three at the par-five.”

Fox said, “It’s such an iconic hole, and it’s an intimidating shot. I don’t care who you are. You get up there, most of the crowd probably either wants you to make a one or hit it in the water, so I’m glad to be on the right side of it in that respect.”

Americans Xander Schauffele and Wyndham Clark, and Northern Ireland’s
Rory McIlroy are tied for first at 7 under after the first round and Fox is T22 at 3 under.

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