SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – It wasn’t the famed 16th hole but an ace is an ace and Rickie Fowler now has one at the WM Phoenix Open.
Fowler, who last won on the PGA Tour at the 2019 Phoenix Open, was 9 under through six holes when he arrived at the long par-3 7th hole.
Measuring 216 yards, Fowler dialed in his 6-iron to perfection. It’s the first ace at the tournament this year. It’s his third on the PGA Tour.
It’s the fifth ace in tournament history at the 7th hole and first one there since Scott Piercy accomplished the feat in the second round in 2020 from 194 yards.
There has been a hole-in-one during the tournament in six of the last nine years.
Golf stats guru Justin Ray also reports it’s the 14th career eagle at TPC Scottsdale for Fowler.
The circled 1 on the scorecard took Fowler to 11 under at the time, four back of leader Scottie Scheffler.