Most golf fans know their history: The only hole-in-one on a par 4 in PGA Tour history occurred at TPC Scottsdale's 17th hole. On Friday at the Waste Management Open, Robert Garrigus almost gave us the second ace in tour history on the same two-shotter. And it was really, REALLY close.
Where Andrew Magee's ace in 2001 made its way to the hole in semi-fluky fashion—deflecting off Steve Pate's putter as his group was on the green, then finding the hole—there was nothing fluky about Garrigus' near make. In fact, we're going to say he got robbed. How'd that not go in?!
Watch for yourself.
He should've pulled a Phil Mickelson and had his caddie go up and pull the pin. In all seriousness, what a shot—and a great eagle for Garrigus.
We've seen some crazy holes-in-one recently. Ha-Na Jang on the LPGA Tour matched Magee's feat and aced a par 4 at the 2016 Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. And on the European Tour, Aussie Richard Green's ace in a pro-am at the 2015 Victoria Open, with the ball skidding out of a bunker and into the cup, might've been the most improbable.
Here's Jang's ace:
And Green's crazy ace:
And finally, Magee's hole-in-one:
Garrigus' near-feat came with a fairway wood, too—making his shot even more amazing.