It happened again.
A par-3 17th hole on the famous island green. Aaron Rai won Saturday’s third round at the Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach.
This Thursday Hayden Buckley hit one. Rai hit it similarly, hitting his shot 15 feet beyond the front pin before it spun back.
It’s the first time in Players history there has been two holes-in-one at the 17th hole in the same year. It’s the third one in the past two years, with Shane Lowry making one in a similar location during the third round last year.
Saturday’s par-3 17th fairway was played at 122 yards. Here’s a look at everyone who has hit a hole-in-one on the 17th in Players history.
Rai was able to score 6 under through 17 holes thanks to the ace.
2023: Hayden Buckley, 1st round; Aaron Rai, 3rd round
2022: Shane Lowry, 3rd round
2019: Ryan Moore, 1st round
2017: Sergio Garcia, 1st round
2016: Willy Wilcox in the 2nd round
2002: Miguel Angel Jimenez, 1st round
2000: Paul Azinger, 3rd round
1999: Joey Sindelar, 1st round
1997: Fred Couples, last round
1991: Brian Claar, 3rd round