GA ” Greg Sissel of Denver is competing in his third Masters competition this week in Augusta.
And the 50-year-old was at the right place at the right moment on Saturday to create a lifelong memory.
In the late afternoon, Sissel was in the gallery to the right of the 10th green as the last group, which included tournament leader Scottie Scheffler and Charl Schwartzel, came past.
He stood there and watched as Schwartzel launched a 344-yard drive, leaving a 136-yard approach that he laced perfectly above the hole, with the ball landing about 10 feet above the hole before rolling back into the cup for an eagle.
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On the shot, Schwartzel got to 6 under for the event, but the rest of the way he made four bogeys. After a 73, he ended at 2-under 214, tied for fourth with Shane Lowry after 54 holes.
As the audience erupted in applause, Schwartzel plucked the ball from the hole and hurled it into the gallery.
“We almost left to go to Amen Corner,” Sissel explained, “but we decided to stay and I’m pleased we did.” “I yelled, ‘It’s heading our way,’ and my guy would have gotten it if he had better hands, but he fouled it off to me.” “That was the most thrilling shot we’ve seen in this place.”
The eagle was not only the 10th in Masters Tournament history on the 10th hole, but it was also the second this week, as Gary Woodland achieved it during the second round on Friday.
During the Masters, eagles on the 10th hole
- Dick Metz, 1940
- Doug Ford, 1960
- Rick Fehr, 1987
- Guy Yamamoto, 1995
- Masashi ‘Jumbo’ Ozaki, 1999
- Casey Wittenberg, 2004
- Brandt Jobe, 2006
- Robert Allenby, 2008
- Gary Woodland, 2022
- Charl Schwartzel, 2022