When it comes to aces, it’s been a very busy season this year in the PGA Tour. The total number of hole-in-ones throughout the season was 42, a massive 147% increase in last year’s 17 aces.
For most of us, hole-in-ones are something that we’d be lucky to experience once in a lifetime of golf. For the Tour pros, however, who play the ball with such accuracy and consistency, scoring an ace is a much more likely possibility.
Throughout this season, three players managed to score two aces: Bill Hurley III; Andres Romero and Brian Harman.
Billy Hurley III’s first came in the Frys.com Open at Silverado Resort, the first tournament of the season. His second came in the Barbasol Championship, in which he finished sixth.
Andres Romero’s first of the season was in the first round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin. The next came at the Travellers Championship at TPC River Highlands.
Brian Harman’s hole-in-ones both came in the same round. Playing in final round of The Barclays at Plainfield CC, Harman aced both the 3rd and 14th holes!
Aces in quick succession
Two of the season’s aces came on the same hole, on the same round, within 20 minutes of each other. Dustin Johnson and J. B. Holmes both holed No. 4 at Trump National Doral from the tee in the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
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