Alex Cejka aces par-3 17th hole at Honda Classic, his second of season

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Alex Cejka's hole-in-one at PGA National on Thursday is his second of the 2015-16 PGA Tour season.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 5:50 p.m.
 
Everyone knows the famous par-3 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, but the par-3 17th at PGA National is pretty terrific – and terrifying – as well. And this afternoon, it sounded a bit like the par-3 16th at TPC Scottsdale when Alex Cejka made a hole-in-one and set off a huge roar from the oversized gallery.
 
The wind has been up most of the day at PGA National, and the highlight shots had been few and far between when the 44-year-old Cejka teed his ball up 177 yards away from the flag. He hit a nice, easy draw that landed a few feet short and right of the cup and hopped up into the hole.
 
 
The crowd went wild, and Cejka responded with a big uppercut and several high fives. 
 
Today's ace really salvaged Cejka's day – he was 4 over as he walked onto the 17th tee, then followed his ace up with a birdie on the 18th to finish his day at a much-more-respectable 1 over.
 
Interestingly, this is Cejka's second ace of the 2015-16 season. He also made a hole-in-one in the third round of the Shriners Open out in Las Vegas last fall. And the hole on which he made that ace – why, it was the 17th, of course.