PGA Tour Pro Achieves Rare Feat Around PGA National

During the second round of the Honda Classic, Adam Svensson incredibly hit all 18 greens in regulation

Svensson hits a drive
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At the Honda Classic (opens in new tab) on Friday, one PGA Tour professional achieved something that only a few will ever do in their lifetime, hit all 18 greens in regulation.

Not only did Adam Svensson produce a ball striking masterclass around PGA National, but also achieved a feat that only Cody Gribble had ever managed since the event was moved to the course in 2007.

As well as hitting all 18 greens, the 28-year-old also missed just one fairway as the Canadian signed for a five-under-par 65 to sit comfortably inside the top-10. 

Speaking after his second round, Svensson said: "I hit the ball pretty good, especially the driver. There's a lot of tight holes out there and I think I hit 17 -- well almost all the fairways besides 1. But yeah, I hit the irons great, made a couple nice putts and I didn't even know I hit all 18 greens until Tim, my caddie, told me and I was like, Wow, okay."

Svensson hits a shot

Svensson has three wins on the Korn Ferry Tour and is looking for his first victory on the PGA Tour

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PGA National (opens in new tab) is famed for the Bear Trap, which is regarded as one of the toughest three-hole stretches of golf on the PGA Tour. During the first round of this year's event, the field was a combined 61-over-par on the par 3, par 4, par 3 layout, with Svensson himself three-over on the first day.

However, on Friday, the 28-year-old would tame it superbly, playing the stretch in one-under-par and gaining a shedload of shots on the field. "I was 3-over par yesterday on them," said Svensson. "I had a nice round going and then I ended up going double bogey, bogey, but today, I was like, let's just calm down and produce nice smooth swings and, I mean, I just hit some really good shots in there."

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.