No one is going to reach Baltusrol’s monster par-5 17th hole in two this week at the PGA Championship, so players have to find other ways to make eagles. That’s exactly what Hideki Matsuyama did on Friday.
During the second round, Matsuyama was in the fairway on the short par-4 2nd hole. With a wedge in his hand, the two-time PGA Tour winner hit a towering shot that landed on the green long and right, then spun back and dropped straight in the hole. The eagle got Matsuyama to three under early in his round, putting him within striking distance of the lead. He followed that eagle up with a birdie, only two shots behind Henrik Stenson.