WATCH: Carlos Ortiz Makes History At Phoenix Open With Ace-Eagle Run
Carlos Ortiz was on fire at TPC Scottsdale as he produced a hole-in-one at the 16th and then an eagle at the 17th
In the tournament's history, no-one had ever made a hole-in-one at the 16th and then an eagle at the 17th. Now, during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Carlos Ortiz becomes the first, as he followed his 9-iron ace, with an eagle at the driveable par-4.
Beginning on the back nine, the Mexican started perfectly, birdieing the first two holes of his round to move to five-under-par for the tournament. However, it was the 16th where he really made his move.
Watch the incredible ace below:
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Striking his 9-iron, the 30-year-old instantly grabbed his tee, almost thinking the shot he struck wasn't going to be good enough. However, it was, with the ball landing perfectly on the green and rolling into the hole like a putt.
Once again, there were wild celebrations, with fans throwing hundreds and hundreds of beer cans onto the 16th green as they watched Ortiz make the 11th ever hole-in-one at 'The Coliseum'.
Ortiz didn't stop there though, because, following his hole-in-one, the Mexican came to the short 17th, with his tee shot finding the green at the tricky driveable par-4. Not only was this an amazing shot following his ace, but Ortiz would go on to hole his eagle putt, jumping from five to nine-under par in just two holes.
Watch his eagle below:
How do you follow up an ace?With an eagle for @CarlosOrtizGolf 🦅 pic.twitter.com/5YNZxvOi4WFebruary 13, 2022
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Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°
Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°
Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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