It takes a lot to hole out for eagle once. Except if you’re Chez Reavie, apparently.
The 37-year-old began Friday’s second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii in a tie for fourth and four off the lead, but put in a week’s worth of fireworks to move himself up.
He scored not one, not two, but THREE hole-out eagles on Friday! Seriously.
THREE eagles on par 4s today for Chez Reavie.
✅ 1 from 101 yards 🦅
✅ 1 from 135 yards 🦅
✅ 1 from 149 yards 🦅
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 11, 2019
It started right away, as Reavie holed out from 101 yards for eagle on Waialae Country Club’s par-4 10th (his opening hole of the round). The second came with a 149-yard hole-out eagle at the par-4 16th. The final one arrived via a 135-yard strike at the par-4 sixth.
All three hole-out eagles came from the fairway.
If you figured this feat to be extremely rare, you were correct:
Chez Reavie is the first player on record (since 1983) on the PGA TOUR with three eagles on par-4s in the same round.
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) January 11, 2019
• 1st player w/ 3 eagle hole-outs from 100+ yards in same round (ShotLink era)
• 1st player w/ 3 eagles on par 4s in same round (on record)
• 1st time Reavie had 3 eagles in same round (842nd round)
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 12, 2019
Reavie, who won his sole PGA Tour event at the 2008 RBC Canadian Open, actually played the other 15 holes in 1 over with the help of a double bogey at the par-3 fourth. He did close his round with birdie though for a second straight 5-under 65.
In the clubhouse at 10 under, Reavie has moved up to a tie for second. He is four behind leader Matt Kuchar.
But if Reavie’s propensity for hole-outs continues on the weekend, Kuchar and the rest of the field may have their hands full.