Seamus Power has grabbed a cracking landed a hole-in-one at The Player's Championship at Sawgrass this evening. The Waterford native carded a five-under par round in Florida on Friday to make the cut, making the most of it today.
This tournament is considered the unofficial fifth major in golf, making it the basset even outside of the four traditional pillars of the sport. By grabbing the hole-in-one on the 155-yeard fourth hole, Power became only the third player in tournament history to get an ace on that hole.
He struck an 8-iron beautifully, landing it within five yard of the pin before it rolled towards the pin.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 16, 2019
It was the first ace of Powers' career. They have not been too hard to come by in this tournament however, with this being the third of the week. Ryan Moore bagged one on the famous island green of the 17th during the opening round, while Sungjae Im grabbed a hole-in-one at the 13th yesterday.
The Waterford native was a staple of NCAA gold in the States having moved to East Tennessee State University in 2010. He turned pro in 2011, trying his hand on the PGA Tour. He came close to losing his PGA Tour card in 2018, but managed to remain his place for this year.
While the ace was a fantastic moment, it was ultimately a disappointing round for Power. He would card a one-over par 73, leaving him 10 shots off the lead as things stand.