SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nicholas Thompson gained five shots in quick fashion with a double eagle and a hole in one to storm into contention at the Frys.com Open.
Thompson, using a 3-wood, sank his shot from 261 yards on the par-5, 562-yard 11th hole on the Raptor Course at the Grayhawk Golf Club.
After a par on No. 12, Thompson’s tee shot with a 7-iron went in on the par-3, 199-yard 13th. In three holes, he moved from 6 under to 11-under par.
It was the fourth double eagle on the PGA Tour this year.
There were two other holes in one under ideal conditions in Saturday’s third round, both on the par-3, 198-yard 16th. The first, by Ted Purdy with a 5-iron, won him a new Mercedes, which he kissed after making the shot. Chad Campbell later hit one on the same hole, using a 6-iron.