The PGA Tour resumes its 2014-15 season this week at Kapalua's Plantation Course on the impossibly beautiful Hawaiian island paradise that is Maui.
We're ecstatic that golf is back... especially those of us freezing our tails off in the Northeast right now. Sure, we'll be jealous of the beautiful pictures on our TV from Maui, but it's not bad sitting in your favorite recliner, in front of a toasty fire, sipping on your favorite adult beverage while watching some night-time coverage of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
The Plantation Course boasts one of the more dramatic final holes you'll find on the PGA Tour schedule. It's a long, downhill par 5 that epitomizes "risk-reward."
That leads me to the reason for this post... a flashback to Bubba Watson's incredible eagle on the hole in the first round of the 2011 event.
After smashing his drive 348 yards, Watson was left with 305 yards to the hole.
With a downhill lie, Watson elected to go for the green in two by taking a huge risk and hitting driver off the deck.
Here was the result:
That, folks, is one of the best eagles you'll ever see.