For just the fourth time on the PGA Tour since 2002, a player marked a ‘1’ on his scorecard to start the day.
Keith Mitchell, a recent Web.com Tour graduate, holed his 6-iron on the 200-yard par-3 10th hole, his first hole of the day, at El Camaleon Golf Club in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba Resort. The 25-year-old Georgia Bulldog shot a 5-under 66 to get into contention.
The ace by @K_m_Mitchell to start @MayakobaGolf matches ace by @TommyAikenGolf, also @MayakobaGolf (in 2015). Since 2002, only other aces to start a ROUND @PGATOUR were from Steve Alker (R4/2016 @Sanderson_Champ) & Paul Gow (R3/2002 Buick Classic)
— PGA TOUR Media (@PGATOURmedia) November 9, 2017
According to the PGA Tour, only three others have aced their opening hole in a round since 2002. Thomas Aiken did so on the same exact hole two years ago, Steven Alker had one in the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship last year and Paul Gow pulled the trick in third round of the Buick Classic in 2002.
Mitchell went on to birdie the next hole after his ace, making it a 3-under start in his first two holes.
Video interview from Golf Channel: