Dylan Wu accomplishes WILD feat during round one of Rocket Mortgage Classic

Dylan Wu had a roller-coaster experience on Thursday at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

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Fri, 30 Jun 2023
Dylan Wu accomplishes WILD feat during round one of Rocket Mortgage Classic

When it came to the par 5's at Detroit Golf Club on Thursday, Dylan Wu did it all... quite literally.

Wu, 26, is currently in his second year on the PGA Tour after graduating from the Korn Ferry Tour following the 2020-21 season.

So far in the current campaign, the American has five top-25 finishes, including one top 10 at the Honda Classic in February.

This week, he's in Detroit, Michigan, for the annual Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club with the rest of the PGA Tour.

He opened the tournament with an impressive 7-under 65, and was just one-stroke back of the leaders after Thursday's first round was over.

And while Wu clearly found his way around the course better than many others, that's not to say he didn't have an eventful round.

In fact, Wu accomplished something no other golfer on the PGA Tour has done in nearly a decade with his 65 Thursday.

It all began when Wu recorded an incredible albatross on the par-5 14th, after starting his round on the back nine.

He holed out from 262 yards on his second shot after a 309-yard drive to the right of the fairway. Sadly, this wasn't caught by any cameras.

By the time Wu reached the next par 5 - the 17th - he was 5-under on his round.

This time, he tapped in a 3-footer for a birdie to move to 6-under par.

The following par 5 was a few holes later with the 631-yard 4th. On this occasion, Wu found himself in a bit of a trouble after a tough third shot and ultimately made a bogey-6.

Shortly after, he arrived to the final par 5 of Detroit Golf Club, the 540-yard 7th.

It was there, that Wu became the first PGA Tour player to accomplish something since Daniel Berger in 2015.

After reaching the green in two, Wu tapped in from two feet to record an eagle.

This meant Wu had carded a 2, 3, and 4 (as well as a 6) at the par 5s all in one, roller-coaster round.

It was the first time a PGA Tour player had done so in a tournament since Berger did it during the 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

"I didn't see it land and then like a couple seconds later the crowd went wild. It was pretty surreal," Wu recounted his albatross to reporters following the wild round.

"I didn't even see the shot go in and lost the ball halfway through the -- when it was in the middle of the air. It was a pretty crazy moment there, so it was really fun."

Peter Kuest and Taylor Moore didn't have nearly as eventful of rounds, but both topped the leaderboard with 8-under 64's on Thursday.

Seven players, including Wu, were in the hunt just one-stroke back.

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