The key shot to Billy Hurley III’s win at the Quicken Loans National was a 35-yard hole-out on the 15th hole that provided some breathing room. Impressive as the shot was, however, there have been 152 hole-outs on tour this season that have been longer. Here’s a look at the top five—all being jarred from more than 200 yards—and the clubs used to produce them.
1. Jason Gore. 250 yards, Callaway Big Bertha 3+, 3-wood
Gore’s double eagle on the par-5 18th hole during the third round of the Farmer’s Insurance Open was worth a few dollars to the veteran pro, but the club he used to hit the shot was of little value seeing that it dates back to 2004. The club Gore used was his trusty Callaway Big Bertha 3+ with a Fujikura Pro 95 shaft. Of course, had Gore not listened to his caddy he likely would not have recorded the first double eagle of his life. “I had 2-iron and Scotty [caddie Scott Gardiner] talked me into hitting 3-wood,” said Gore. “He said, ‘Just hit a nice, big cut 3-wood.’ And he was right.”
2. Tony Finau. 236 yards, Callaway MB1, 5-iron
It’s routine to see birdies and eagles on par 5s on the PGA Tour, but like Gore, Finau scored the rare albatross on the 13th hole at TPC Summerlin during the second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. Finau holed his second shot from the rough from 236 yards using a Callaway MB1 5-iron, a muscle-back blade style iron. “I didn’t have a great lie in the rough, so I couldn’t really dictate how it was going to come out,” Finau said. “I caught a little bit of a flyer and knew it was going to be a little long, if anything, but the hole got in the way. It took one hop and disappeared, from what I heard. It was pretty cool.”