Has a Golfer Ever Made 2 Aces in Same Round on PGA Tour?

Making a hole-in-one is a thrill for even the best golfers in the world, such as those on the PGA Tour. And PGA Tour aces happen here and there throughout every tour season. But how about making two aces in the same round? Has any PGA Tour golfer made two holes-in-one in the same round of a tour event?

Yes, that feat has happened twice in the 21st century, and it happened at least once prior to that. One of the golfers who did it, the first one known to have done it, was an amateur. According to Golf Digest, the odds against any golfer accomplishing the feat are 67 million to 1. (See also: Golfers who made two aces in the same tournament on the PGA Tour.)

These are the golfers known to have scored two holes-in-one in the same round of a PGA Tour tournament:

Bill Whedon, 1955 Insurance City Open

In 1955, the Insurance City Open (the PGA Tour's tournament in Connecticut that is still played, under a different name, today) took place at Wethersfield (Conn.) Country Club. And in the first round, a little-known amateur named William (Bill) Whedon became the first-known golfer to make two holes-in-one in the same round on the PGA Tour.

The Associated Press newspaper story about it called Whedon "a lightly regarded young player from Farmington, Conn." He was 28 years old at the time.

His first ace in the first round happened on Hole No. 5. He used a 5-iron from 168 yards to hole-out. Ace No. 2 was on the ninth hole, where he used a 3-iron from 208 yards to hole-out. Nobody saw the second ace due to a heavy haze on the hole. Whedon and his fellow-competitors searched for his ball when they reached the green and couldn't find it, until one of them thought to look in the hole. And there it was.

Whedon had a 36 for that front nine, a 39 on the back nine, for a total of 75. Whedon had scores of 73, 80 and 76 in the remaining rounds and finished well down in the standings. Whedon never turned pro and never made a mark in top-level golf again, although he did win dozens of club championships in Connecticut over the coming decades.

Yusaku Miyazato, 2006 Reno-Tahoe Open

At the time of Miyazato's feat, it was erroneously reported that he was the first to get two aces in one round on the PGA Tour. Whedon's achievement 50 years earlier was only remembered later.

Miyazato's aces happened in the second round of the tournament at Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nevada. He first holed out on the 7th hole, a 220-yard par-3, then added another ace on the 186-yard No. 12 hole.

Miyazato was 26 years old at the time and had been a member of the Japan Tour for four years. He spoke to reporters mostly through interpreters. But when asked how he planned to celebrate, the golfer replied, in English, "Drink much beer, big party."

Miyazato had a 66 in that round, after scoring 69 in Round 1. He closed out the 2006 Reno-Tahoe Open with rounds of 73 and 71, finishing at 9-under 279, tied for 21st place.

Brian Harman, 2015 The Barclays

Playing at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey, Harman doubled up on aces in the fourth round of the 2015 Barclays. Harman, 28 years old at the time, had earned his first PGA Tour victory one year earlier.

In the first three rounds, Harman posted scores of 71, 68 and 71. He was not in contention when the final round started.

Ace No. 1 for Harman that day happened on the third hole; he used a 7-iron from 184 yards. His second ace of the round was on the 14th hole; he used a 4-hybrid from 220 yards (video of the second ace appears above).

Harman wound up with another 68 and finished the tournament at 2-under 278, tied for 30th place.

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