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Watch Peter Uihlein nearly make 8 straight birdies at the BMW Masters

November 13, 2015

Birdie binges in golf are the equivalent to getting "on fire" in NBA Jam. Once you heat up, make three or four birdies in a row and catch fire like Peter Uihlein did on Friday at the BMW Masters, it's must-see TV.

Fewer things in sports are more exciting. That's why Uihlein's seven-birdie streak in Shanghai caught our attention.

The 26-year-old and former U.S. Amateur champion started the day seven shots behind Sergio Garcia -- and was actually 1-over for his round through his first six holes -- until he heated up. The way his birdie bonanza came to an end, though, was quite unfortunate. How did this putt not go in?

Whenever a golfer puts together a run like that, it's fascinating to hear them explain it. Reaching a zone and finding that extra gear is something all weekend hackers strive for.

"It was weird. I was level-par going into 15, 1 over for the day, and I felt like I played 24 holes really, really well," Uihlein told reporters after. "I felt like there was going to be a surge coming and I didn't know it would be seven in a row, but I'm pleased it was."

Six guys reeled off seven birdies in a row on the PGA Tour during the 2014-15 season. Kevin Streelman notably birdied his final seven holes in the final round of the 2014 Travelers to win.

The last time eight in a row was done on the PGA Tour? Scott Piercy in 2011.