Between Collin Morikawa and Seamus Power, who both won the PGA Tour events on Sunday, there was a lot going on in the (wide) world of golf. It’s no wonder so few people have noticed that Robert Garrigus did something that has never been topped before. In fact, there’s a good chance Garrigus won’t notice it himself.
The 43-year-old played in the Barbasol Championship and conquered the fifth par-5 hole at Keene Trace Golf Club in the final round. That in itself was not particularly rare on the very accessible 549-yard hole. But a week ended with Garrigus making this hole more accessible than any hole in PGA Tour history.
With that final eagle, Garrigus was eight under the hole for the tournament. This means that, on average, he made an eagle on the hole every round. Pretty crazy.
Even crazier? He did not act every round, but “only” made up for the birdie of the hole on Thursday by doing an albatross on Friday.
Ryan French, AKA Monday Q Info on Twitter, first pointed out this rare accomplishment. The PGA Tour later confirmed that since detailed statistics began in 1983, no one has ever shot better than 8 under on a hole for a tournament. It could not be said whether this had been done before.
However, we doubt anyone has because that’s amazing. Unfortunately for Garrigus, however, he did not dominate the rest of the golf course. Although he was eight under on one hole, he only finished the tournament 13 under and a tie in 31st place.
But at least he went away with a decent check. And (at least a bit) a PGA Tour record. Not that anyone really noticed.