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Miyazato's Hot Hand Has a Pair of Aces

August 26, 2006|Associated Press

RENO — Japan's Yusaku Miyazato became the first golfer in PGA Tour history to make two holes in one in the same round, accomplishing the feat Friday at the Reno-Tahoe Open.

He hit a four-iron on the 230-yard, downhill seventh hole and a seven-iron on the 173-yard, uphill No. 12 at the Montreux Golf and Country Club's mountain course.

Bob Tway had two aces in the same tournament at the Memorial in 1994 and Glen Day did the same at the Greater Hartford Open the same year, but PGA Tour officials said they could find no record of any golfer on tour who pulled it off the same day.

Miyazato shot a six-under-par 66 and is at nine-under 135 after two rounds, six shots behind leader Bob Estes.

He had one previous hole in one in his lifetime, so he was "very excited" when he holed out the first one on Friday.

"But the second time, it was really unbelievable. I couldn't believe it," Miyazato said through his caddie.

Because of the undulating nature of the greens, he didn't see either drop in the cup.

"I'm very proud of the PGA Tour history," he said.

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