The second day of the Genesis Invitational on the PGA Tour had it all: In addition to Tiger Woods’ withdrawal from the tournament and the disqualification of Jordan Spieth, Will Zalatoris provided a positive highlight in California with a fantastic Hole-in-One. With his ace, the American not only kept up with the leading group, but also won a brand new car for himself and his caddie.
PGA Tour: Will Zalatoris shines with Hole-in-One at the Genesis Invitational 2024
Will Zalatoris got off to a fantastic start to the 2024 Genesis Invitational on the PGA Tour with a round of 66. On the second day, however, things did not go so smoothly for the American: By the 14th hole, Zalatoris was one stroke over par and was about to lose touch with the leading group. On the par-3 14th hole, however, the 27-year-old pulled off a feat: With a 7-iron, Zalatoris managed an ace on the 184-yard par-3 hole during his second round at the Riviera Country Club. His ball landed on the front left edge of the green and slowly rolled into the hole. Thanks in part to the Hole-in-One, Zalatoris posted a round of 70 and is tied sixth place (-6) after two days.
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New car for Zalatoris and his caddie thanks to par-3 ace
Will Zalatoris’ caddie Joel Stock also had good reason to be happy. Both will leave the tournament with a new car: While Zalatoris receives a Genesis GV80, Joel Stock can thank him for an electric Genesis Electrified GV70, the prize for the first ace of the week at the Genesis Invitational. “I think it was a 180, with the pin back, into the wind, and we just tried to hit it right down the middle of the gap between the two bunkers,” Zalatoris said after his round. “I was lucky it went in,” he added. “It was a nice little bonus.”