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Who has had a hole-in-one at The Players Championship?

A full breakdown of the aces at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass

 

The Players Championship hole-in-one hits differently from any other as the ace has been achieved at one of the world’s most iconic golf courses.

The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, the host venue of the PGA Tour’s flagship event, contains four fabulous short holes where the world’s best players take dead aim once a year.

The iconic island green par-3 17th hole is the one that springs to mind, both when talking about Sawgrass and essentially any conversation that concerns par-3s.

Not only is the tee shot threatening, but this green at TPC Sawgrass has larger slopes than meets the eye on your television screens.

Although it is only 137 yards, just the sight of the island green is hugely intimidating, but this hasn’t stopped a number of players from finding the bottom of the cup from the tee.

In the 2023 playing of The Players, three players found the bottom of the cup at Ponte Vedra Beach.

Hayden Buckley was the first with just the sixth shot of the tournament into this hole, etching his name into tournament history.

At the 50th Players Championship in 2024, Ryan Fox opened the floodgates with a hole-in-one on 17 in the first round.

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Who has had a Players Championship hole-in-one?

3rd hole (177 yards)

– Jim Gallagher (1986)
– Russ Cochran (1994)
– Chris DiMarco (2001)
– Seamus Power (2019)

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8th hole (237 yards)

– Gary Hallberg (1994)
– Mark Brooks (1997)
– Bob Friend (1999)
– Naomichi Ozaki (2000)
– Ted Tryba (2000)
– Michael Thompson (2013)
– Brendon Todd (2021)
– Viktor Hovland (2022)

players championship hole-in-one

13th hole (181 yards)

– Chip Beck (1992)
– Phil Mickelson (1995)
– Jay Don Blake (1996)
– Craig Stadler – (2002)
– Jose Maria Olazabal (2004)
– Justin Leonard (2006)
– Jesper Parnevik (2006)
– Henrik Stenson (2006)
– Fred Couples (2006)
– Robert Garrigus (2008)
– Chris Stroud (2013)
– Sungjae Im (2019)

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And what about the Players Championship Hole 17 hole in one record…

– Brad Fabel (1986)
– Brian Claar (1991)
– Fred Couples (1997)
– Joey Sindelar (1999)
– Paul Azinger (2000)
– Miguel Angel Jimenez (2002)
– Willy Wilcox (2016)
– Sergio Garcia (2017)
– Ryan Moore (2019)
– Shane Lowry (2022)
– Hayden Buckley (2023)
– Aaron Rai (2023)
– Alex Smalley (2023)
– Ryan Fox (2024)

Country-by-country breakdown

– USA: 26
– Spain: 3
– Ireland: 2
– Sweden: 2
– England: 1
– Japan: 1
– Norway: 1
– South Korea: 1
– New Zealand: 1

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