Watch: Scottie Scheffler holes out for eagle
briefly take lead at 2022 U.S. Open
World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler hit the shot of the day – at least so far – in the third round of the 122nd U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Scheffler holed a wedge from 102 yards for eagle at the par-5 8th hole. Scheffler’s tee shot sailed right into the thick rough and he had to lay up for his second shot.
“This probably is the most dangerous shot on the front nine,” NBC’s Paul Azinger said with the shot in mid-air.
Scheffler hit a low skipper and his ball landed past the hole and spun back into the cup. It was a thing of beauty.
The eagle catapulted the reigning Masters champion into sole possession of the lead for the moment, two strokes ahead of Collin Morikawa, Patrick Rodgers and Aaron Wise at the time.
Scheffler pumped his fist, caddie Ted Scott chest bumped him and they did a better job of slapping five than the previous day when Scheffler
holed out for eagle at the 14th hole in the second round in what was termed “an awkward celebration.”
The eagle continued an impressive run for Scheffler,
who improved to 8 under in his last 19 holes and is the only player in the field with two eagles this week.