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Watch Patrick Reed's impressive eagle to kickstart his 2016 campaign

January 08, 2016

The first round of 2016 on the PGA Tour certainly didn't disappoint. We saw plenty of big names play well, and plenty of impressive shots from our returning heroes.

One of those big names, Patrick Reed, outshined the rest of the field. Tied with Jordan Spieth on Kapalua's 663-yard, downhill par-5 finishing hole, Reed topped Spieth's birdie with an eagle to shoot an opening 65 (eight under) and grab a one-shot lead.

Here's how Reed, who is trying to defend his title at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, did it. First, this approach from 309(!) yards:

And then, he converted the putt from almost the exact spot where Tiger Woods made his eagle in his epic playoff at Kapalua in 2000:

Not a bad start.