Brooks Koepka nearly makes hole-in-one on par 4, likes shot so much he retweets it during weather delay
For Brooks Koepka there was no reason to be on the safe side at RBC Heritage on Sunday. He started the last lap with a three-stroke lead and knew after some early results that Harbor Town was again vulnerable to red numbers. He was paired with the good buddy Dustin Johnson, so a relaxed atmosphere was guaranteed. And you may not know it, but Koepka, No. 4 in the world rankings, holds a surprising 204th place in the FedEx Cup points list with only nine more tournaments (as long as the revised schedule does not include any other tournament cancellations). A good ending on each of his next starts is crucial if he wants to move into the top 125 and compete in the playoffs.
The bankruptcy mentality only increased after bogies had been built on Sunday at the third and fourth holes. Going backwards was not something Koepka had in mind. But he started turning things around with a two-putt eagle on the fifth par 5 hole.
And then, on the ninth par-4 hole, Koepka did this ...
It's not often that you roll in a 3½-foot eagle and feel disappointed. On the other hand, it's not often that you do a hole-in-one on par 4 on the PGA tour. (It only happened once, Andrew Magee at the 2001 Phoenix Open). Shortly after the hole ended, the game on Hilton Head Island was interrupted due to lightning in the area. Koepka left the course and apparently had to take a look at his own handiwork, as can be seen from the fact that he retweeted the shot to his own followers while waiting to get back on the course.
Koepka has two shots away from the lead and nine holes left. Undoubtedly, a few more "Can you believe that" shots will be useful if he hopes to get away with the title in Harbor Town.
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