A week doesn’t go by on the PGA Tour, European Tour, or Korn Ferry Tour where we don’t witness a hole-in-one during an event. It’s gotten so commonplace that an ace during a pro event rarely even elicits any sort of response.
What about a hole-in-one on a par 4 though?
While club and ball technology have rendered most golf courses defenseless from pros, an ace on a par 4 is still one of the rarest things in golf. On Friday, (Thursday night for those of us in the U.S.) Phil Mickelson nearly delivered just that.
Phil teed off on the 353 yard par-4 14th and, as you can see from the video below, clanked his tee shot off the flagstick:
NBD just Phil clanking one off the flagstick from the tee box on a 350 yard par 4. pic.twitter.com/1wksAEiSoG
— Dan Hauser (@DanHauserGolf) October 18, 2019
Where was Bones to pull the pin?!
Phil tapped in for eagle on his way to a second round 72. He heads into the weekend at 2-under, 11 shots back of leader Justin Thomas.
Dan is the co-founder of The Stiff Shaft and the website’s Senior Writer. A South Florida native, Dan has been covering golf since 2013 and playing it his entire life. He is still waiting for his first hole-in-one.