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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA - MARCH 13: Shane Lowry of Ireland plays his second shot on the par 4, seventh hole during the weather delayed completion of the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on March 13, 2022 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – MARCH 13: Shane Lowry of Ireland plays his second shot on the par 4, seventh hole during the weather delayed completion of the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on March 13, 2022 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Shane Lowry just narrowly made the cut at THE PLAYERS Championship but provided an unforgettable moment with a hole-in-one at the 17th on Saturday.

On Saturday at an extremely weather-affected edition of THE PLAYERS Championship, the wind made the iconic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass a nightmare to play. Almost one-third of the players who teed it up at the short par-3 put their shots in the water.

Shane Lowry, however, made sure to change the fortunes at the island green on Saturday at the start of his third round.

Moving up the leaderboard already after making the cut by a relatively narrow margin, Lowry delivered an incredible moment that vaulted him further up the board.

THE PLAYERS Championship: Shane Lowry hits hole-in-one on 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass

Complete with a little dance and shimmy after the shot, Lowry aced the 17th hole with a gorgeous shot that caused a huge crowd at TPC Sawgrass to absolutely erupt:

Hitting a hole-in-one on the PGA Tour is rare and incredible in its own right. But to do it at an iconic hole like the island green at the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is something truly, truly special.

And Lowry seemed to recognize that with his emphatic reaction, which included even tossing the ball into the crowd.

PLAYERS Championship: Holes-in-one at 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass in history

If you’re thinking that it’s rare to see an ace at the 17th hole, you’d be right. Prior to Saturday, there had only been nine in history during THE PLAYERS Championship. The last came in 2019 with Ryan Moore putting it in the hole.

Here’s a list of all nine players to hit a hole-in-one at TPC Sawgrass’ 17th hole:

Brad Fabel, 1986

Brian Claar, 1991

Fred Couples, 1997

Joey Sindelar, 1999

Paul Azinger, 2000

Miguel Angel Jimenez, 2002

Willy Wilcox, 2016

Sergio Garcia, 2017

Ryan Moore, 2019

Lowry has now added his name to that list, giving us double-digit aces at No. 17. With the recent trends, though, we might see another in the next few years as well.

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