WATCH: Sergio Garcia fires a perfect hole-in-one at the iconic 17th hole at Sawgrass
US Masters champion Sergio Garcia did not enjoy the best of starts in his opening round of the Players Championship at Sawgrass, but he managed to serve up the moment of the day with a wonderful hole-in-one at the 17th hole.
Three bogeys and a double bogey in his opening six holes rocked Garcia onto the back foot as he looked to follow up his heroics at Augusta last month with another big win on America soil.
Then, as he stood on the 17th tee faced with one of the most famous shots in golf, with the small green almost entirely surrounded by water, Garcia produced his moment of magic in the grand manner.
Pitching his approach just in front of the hole and watching the ball drop neatly into the hole, it sparked wild celebrations from the popular Spaniard.
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