Early Highlights

U.S. Open 2020: Patrick Reed one-hopped it into the hole for an improbable hole-in-one at Winged Foot

Most of the highlights early on Day 1 from Winged Foot have been lag putts, nice par saves and hack-it-out-of-the-rough type shots from the best players in the world. So Patrick Reed's hole-in-one on Thursday morning at the U.S. Open was a welcomed sight for those of us wanting to see some quality golf.

Reed had just made a double bogey at the fifth hole and a birdie at the sixth when he stepped to the tee at the par-3 seventh. No. 7 at Winged Foot West is a rare birdie opportunity, particularly with the pin position being used on Thursday. Reed took advantage.

You could see, Reed's playing partners (Hideki Matsuyama and Jordan Spieth) didn't even know what to make of the hole-in-one. Once you're used to watching carnage on the course all morning, the last thing you expect to see is an ace. But Reed holed his tee shot in style—his first hole-in-one on the PGA Tour since the 2015 Houston Open and only his second ever.

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