For many players, holing out from the fairway can be as elusive an achievement as a hole-in-one. It just doesn’t happen that often.
But it was a different story for Tour veteran Chez Reavie on Friday, who dunked not one, not two, but THREE shots for eagle during the second round of the Sony Open at Oahu’s Waialae Country Club.
so…chez reavie holed out from outside 100 yards THREE TIMES today ??? pic.twitter.com/GCegpmd1q9
— Dylan Dethier (@dylan_dethier) January 11, 2019
Unfortunately for Reavie (and all of us fans), there isn’t any video footage of the three incredible shots, so we have to live vicariously through the PGA Tour’s Shot Tracker and the trusty colorblocked scorecard.
Reavie’s round began with a bang when he holed his 101-yard approach shot on No. 10, his first hole on Friday. Five pars followed, until he jarred yet another approach — this one from 149 yards — on the 16th hole. His final eagle came on No. 6 from 135 yards away.
THREE eagles on par 4s today for Chez Reavie.
✅ 1 from 101 yards ?
✅ 1 from 135 yards ?
✅ 1 from 149 yards ?
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 11, 2019
“You hit good shots and you just don’t expect them to go in,” Reavie told Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis after the round. “It’s still a surprise when they drop.”
Reavie carded a round of five-under-par 65 on Friday, bringing his two-day total to 10 under par for the tournament — good enough for a tie for second place.
Reavie is the first player on Tour this season with three or more eagles in a round, and the only player with three eagles on par 4s in the same PGA Tour round. Even more impressive: All three hole-outs were from over 100 yards away from the hole.
Reavie has had one career PGA Tour win (the 2008 RBC Canadian Open) and his best finish so far this season was T7 at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges in October.