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Veteran in his 1,589th career round on the PGA Tour accomplishes this impressive first

August 06, 2023

It has largely been a season to forget for Charley Hoffman. Despite not having full status on the PGA Tour, the 46-year-old has managed to play in 25 events—he has been the beneficiary of several sponsor’s exemptions, including at this week’s Wyndham Championship. And yet he had made just 11 cuts, had no better than a T-14 finish (WM Phoenix Open) and started the week 156th in the FedEx Cup standings.

But on Sunday at Sedgefield Country Club in Greenboro, N.C., there was a little bit of solace for Hoffman in the form of something he has never done previously in his 18 years on tour.

Making a 2 on the par-5 15th, holing out from 198 yards, was a nice treat during a roller coaster final round for Hoffman, having started the day bogey/double bogey, then making three birdies.

How remarkable is Hoffman’s accomplishment? Consider for a moment that the Wyndham is his 485th career start on the PGA Tour. During that time he has played 1,589 rounds, including Sunday. And he had never had a double eagle … until now.

Indeed, the feat a rare one. Hoffman’s 2 was just the fourth from anyone during the 2023-23 PGA Tour season. By comparison, there have been 35 holes-in-one during the season.

Hoffman followed that up with three birdies to shoot a closing 68 and finish at 11 under for the tournament, in a tie for 12th place. Again, at least a little solace in closing out the season.