When most golfers arrive at TPC Sawgrass' par-3 8th hole they are just hoping to find the putting surface. At 231 yards, No. 8 can play just as tough as the famous 17th and a three there will make you plenty happy as you walk off the green.
Not Michael Thompson. The 2013 Honda Classic winner pulled 3-iron on Thursday at the Players Championship, made a great swing and watched as his ball rolled dead center.
It was the first ace for Thompson in his PGA Tour career and the first hole-in-one on No. 8 at Sawgrass since 2000. The one not only landed him a pretty big highlight in one of the most competitive fields of the year on the PGA Tour, but helped him post a round of 3-under 69.