PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Rickie Fowler made the first ace of the week on the par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass during his Wednesday practice round ahead of The Players Championship. It is possible that it will be the only ace of the week.
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) May 10, 2017
Prior to last season when Will Wilcox aced the hole using a yellow golf ball, there was a 14-year drought between hole-in-ones on the famous island green.
This year, BookMaker.eu lists the odds at +350 in favor of a hole-in-one and -500 against.
Fowler has finished in the top 10 in six of the 11 events he’s entered this season, including a win at The Honda Classic.
Fowler’s finishes this season:
- WGC-HSBC Champions – T6
- ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf – T2
- Hero World Challenge – T3
- Farmers Insurance Open – Cut
- Waste Management Phoenix Open – T4
- The Honda Classic – 1
- WGC-Mexico Championship – T16
- Arnold Palmer Invitational – 12
- Shell Houston Open – T3
- Masters – T11
- Zurich Classic – Cut (Teamed with Jason Day)