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Only one player has ever made a hole-in-one on a par-4 in the history of the PGA Tour.

Andrew Magee’s stunning effort on the 17th at TPC Scottsdale in 2001 was the first and only time a player has ever achieved this feat on the game’s most lucrative circuit.

Earlier today, Phil Mickelson came agonisingly close to joining his fellow American in the history books.

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Playing in the second round of The CJ Cup in South Korea, five-time major champ Mickelson hit the pin at the 353-yard 14th hole, his ball ultimately coming to rest just inches from the cup for a tap-in eagle.

See it for yourself…

Afterwards, Mickelson told reporters: “I’ve actually had one hole-in-one on a par -4, but never in
competition. This would have been spectacular.

“I mean it was right at it,but you never think it’s going to hit the pin or go in.

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can’t tell what the distance is or where it’s going to fly. And I
couldn’t really see it. I just saw the reaction of the guys up on the
green and knew that it almost went in.

“It would have changed my
whole attitude because the day was pretty frustrating otherwise.”

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Mickelson ultimately signed for a level-par round that contained four bogeys, two birdies and an eagle that left him two-under going into the weekend.

On the up-side, making the cut should be enough to ensure that his remarkable streak, which stretches back to 1993, should be maintained for at least another week. More on that here.

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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