ATLANTA—There's a lot of cabbage on the line this week at East Lake. Which is why you can take Chez Reavie's feat on Friday afternoon to the bank.
Reavie, who began the second round at the Tour Championship outside the top 20, finds himself inside the top 10 thanks to a front-nine 30. A 30 that was capped by an ace at the difficult par-3 ninth.
With a 3-hybrid in hand, Reavie's tee shot from 235 yards landed just short of the green, took a hop onto the putting surface and disappeared to the delight of the onlooking hospitality-tent gallery:
Good as that shot was, Louis Oosthuizen offering Reavie a hug was that much better. Although given it's in the mid-90s and as humid as the Australian Outback in Atlanta this week, we're surprised those two weren't stuck together.
The ace was the longest one on tour this season, and Reavie’s fourth in his PGA Tour career, his last one coming at the 2017 Sony Open. It could prove to be an expensive hole-in-one. Tenth place at the Tour Championship offers $830,000, with the top eight earning at least a million.