On the first day of the Valero Texas Open, Australian golfer Aaron Baddeley took a swing at his tee shot. The ball pulled to the left and hit the ground out of bounds, so Baddeley returned to the tee for a second shot. Standing 336 yards away from the hole, he struck the ball and sent it sailing straight through the air. He initially walked away from the tee to follow his ball, unaware that he had struck a birdie. When he heard a cheer rise up from the crowd, he knew then what had happened.
Had Baddeley not hit his first shot out of bounds, he would have received an extremely rare double eagle on that particular par-four hole. So far, only one PGA golfer, Andrew McGee, has achieved a hole-in-one in the history of the PGA tour. Baddeley still celebrated his near-ace, however, and finished the course with a four-under score of 68.