This aerial view shows just how INSANE Scottie Scheffler's eagle hole-out was

Scottie Scheffler holed out for eagle during the third round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass on the PGA Tour.

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Sat, 11 Mar 2023
This aerial view shows just how INSANE Scottie Scheffler's eagle hole-out was

Scottie Scheffler is making a habit of holing out on the PGA Tour this year. 

His latest came during the third round of the 2023 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. And it was something very special. 

Okay, so not as special as the time he chipped in on the third hole at Augusta National on his way to winning the 2022 Masters

Related: Scheffler's hilarious response to having no cuts

But still, this was pretty good. It sent the crowd wild. It all happened on on the par-5 second hole. Scheffler missed his second way left. 

He was in a thick, juicy lie and some 61ft away from the hole. There wasn't too much green to work with but that didn't matter. 

Scheffler landed this thing perfectly and it rolled in for an eagle three. At the time, it vaulted him to 10-under par and the outright lead.

According to PGA Tour statistics, this was the 10th time this season that Scheffler has chipped in.

Just look at his reaction with his caddie Ted Scott below. 

It's also interesting to note that according to former PGA Tour caddie John Wood, Scheffler had a bet with Scott that he wouldn't reach 10 hole-outs.

You can just about see Scheffler mouth something about 'a bet' before going to high-five his looper. 

Watch here:

Pace of play concerns Scheffler

The second round of the 2023 Players had to be completed early on Saturday morning. 

Scheffler had a 4am wakeup call for a 7am start with Rory McIlroy, who went on to miss the cut

Some groups were taking up to five hours to complete their rounds over the first two days. 

Scheffler was playing in a two-ball in the second round after Jon Rahm withdrew through illness

The 26-year-old said:

"Yeah, I was walking as slow as possible, which still wasn't even close to being slow enough."

Tournament referee Gary Young defended the pace of play, saying: 

"We've got to keep each group in position with the group ahead of them. The players know and understand that that's their responsibility. If they fall out of position, that's when they get warned. That in effect leads to timing.
"If once they're warned, they lose time, so that's just our that's our policy. The players know that, they get that warning and then we expect them to make up time, but certainly not to lose time. So those have led to some of the timings that you've been made aware of."

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