Matsuyama holes out for eagle from a sand-filled divot

Hideki Matsuyama
Hideki Matsuyama celebrates Sunday after his eagle on the first hole at TPC Scottsdale.
By Mark Aumann

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, February 01, 2015 | 2:31 p.m.

Talk about making the best of a bad situation.

Hideki Matsuyama's tee shot on the first hole Sunday at TPC Scottsdale landed in a sand-filled divot. That's one of the worst breaks possible, because you need to make a perfect strike on the ball or it could go anywhere.

So what did Matsuyama do? Exactly that, as this video proves:

Matsuyama turned a terrible situation into an incredible eagle hole out -- and kicked off his round in the best way possible.