Two Down

Brian Harman did something exceedingly rare today at The Barclay’s Championship on the PGA Tour. He made two holes-in-one in the same round. After a rough bogie-bogie start he made a one on the Par 3 third hole with a 7-iron from 183 yards. After turning the back nine he made a second ace on the Par 3 fourteenth hitting a 4 hybrid from 228 yards into the hole.

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This has only been done three times in PGA Tour history, once by an amateur Bill Whedon back in the 1955 Insurance City Open and most recently by Yasuka Miyazato, another household name, at the 2006 Reno Tahoe Open. So in the realm of Final Jeopardy obscurity Harman enters a pretty exclusive club.

Now having said that Harman actually did not play that well today. He was four-under par with eagles on these two holes and nearly holed 173 yard approach on the 17th hole today for another eagle. But with all that he shoots a rather tepid 2-under par 68 on the Par 70 Plainfield Country Club course in New Jersey. Apparently other than these three shots he did not really have his “A” Game today.

If nothing else there are a couple of families pretty happy about Harman’s play today because Quicken Loans will pay the mortgages for the next year of two more people entered into the Quicken Loans Hole-In-One Sweepstakes they are sponsoring all year on the PGA Tour.

August, 2015

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