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.