Farmers Insurance Open

Richy Werenski just made back-to-back holes-in-one at Torrey Pines (sort of)

January 28, 2021

Richy Werenski made a hole-in-one on one of the most scenic par 3s in all of golf on Thursday. And if that wasn’t cool enough, the 29-year-old PGA Tour pro accomplished something even rarer.

Werenski made an ace during the first round of the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open on the famed third hole at Torrey Pines South, which gave him back-to-back holes-in-one in the tournament. Sort of.

You see, if you combine that with his hole-in-one on the course’s eighth hole during the final round of last year’s tournament (he played the back nine first that Sunday), that makes back-to-back aces in the same event. Like we said, sort of.

The biggest bummer for Werenski is that it appears the cameras weren’t rolling for his ace on Thursday. Hopefully, he got someone to take a photo. You’ll have to settle for this video of last year’s uño:

As rare—and yes, odd—as Werenski’s feat is, it still doesn’t touch the three golfers who have made two aces in the same PGA Tour round. That distinction goes to Bill Wheldon at the 1955 Insurance City Open, Yusaku Miyazato in the 2006 Reno-Tahoe Open, and most recently, Brian Harman in the final round of the 2015 Barclays.

Sadly, Richy’s streak stopped at two aces when he only parred the eighth hole on Thursday. Still, he’s off to a great start to the tournament after a four-under 32 on the front nine. He just may have to buy a few drinks at the Torrey Pines clubhouse when he finishes his round. Again.