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J.B. Holmes makes double-eagle history at Quail Hollow

Jonathan Wall
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J.B. Holmes needed a game-changing hole to get back into contention at the Quail Hollow Championship. Sensing that birdie opportunities would be few and far between on the course's "Green Mile," the three-hole stretch that finishes the tournament, he needed to take a risk on the par-5 15th.

So he did what any bomber on the PGA Tour would do: he went out and made double-eagle on the hole. No, you didn't read that wrong. Holmes had a double-eagle on the 566-yard 15th. After crushing his drive 344 yards, he pulled a five-iron from 212 yards and knocked it right in the hole.

Sure, the second shot to the 15th was incredible, but it was made even more special by the fact that it was the first ever double-eagle at Quail Hollow, which is usually one of the toughest courses on the tour schedule.

Holmes went on to birdie the 16th and sits at 9-under for the week, putting him right back in the mix. While the double-eagle was impressive, I'm still not sure it top Bubba Watson's unreal albatross at the Chevron World Challenge.

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