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Watch: Chez Reavie scores the first ace in ninth place at East Lake



ATLANTA – If you say one is the loneliest number, then you count Chez Reavie as the loneliest man East Lake has ever seen.

Reavie started the day at eye level, ten points behind the trio of Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele, but quickly made good on his nines and was under 3 when he came in ninth.

"Honestly, I hit a 3-iron in the middle of the green," he told Reavie, who ended up with a 6-under-64. "I overdid it a bit, I had a lucky rebound, [the ball] kicked a bit to the right and [I] was lucky and it went into the hole."

It was since 2002 since the last hole-in-one at the Tour Championship (Jerry Kelly, # 11

) and nobody had ever done one on ninth. As one of the tour's longer par 3 players, playing at 230 yards on Friday, it's easy to understand why. Reavie did not seem to care.

It was Reavie's 21st hole in one, but only his fifth on tour. The ace was also the longest hole-in-one of the year, previously held by Nick Taylor, who won a 221-meter hole in TPC San Antonio during the Valero Texas Open.


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