Aaron Baddeley just made the craziest birdie in golf history. Seriously.
A lot of crazy things happened during the opening round of the Valero Texas Open. PGA Tour pros making huge numbers, struggling to break 90, and even breaking clubs in bunkers.
But it wasn't all bad.
Aaron Baddeley turned another potential Day 1 disaster into the craziest birdie he or anyone has probably ever made in golf history. On the drivable par-4 17th (playing 336 yards to the pin today), Baddeley yanked his tee shot into the woods. But after taking an unplayable lie, he re-teed and miraculously holed his next shot. Again, from 336 yards. In other words, this is NOT a misprint:
Baddeley hit driver on both shots, but choked down on his second attempt with the hole playing downwind. The improbable result put him just one shot behind Charley Hoffman after the first round.
"I just thought I'd just hit it straight and so I hit it and started walking and then heard the crowd going nuts," Baddeley said. "I was like, wait, I just made birdie."