Ian Poulter sinks a 116-yard wedge shot for eagle at Honda Classic

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Ian Poulter knocked in a long eagle shot a hole after his caddie shooed away a duck.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, February 27, 2015 | 6:37 p.m.
 
The combination of wind and rain at the Honda Classic today have certainly reduced the chances for eye-popping shots. We’ve seen a couple of nice putts and some decent recovery shots, but nothing as entertaining as Sergio Garcia smashing a fully submerged ball out of a lake and back into the fairway.
 
Given the conditions, Ian Poulter's wedge shot from 166 yards out on the par-4 fourth hole at PGA National really stood out. His shot hit the green bounced a few times and scooted just by the right edge of the  cup – then, for a few extra style points, it backed up, over and in. 
 
 
Perhaps coincidentally, Poulter's caddie had shooed a wayward duck away from his ball in the middle of the fairway on the par-5 third hole. Poulter went on to birdie that hole, then made his eagle and birdied the fourth. So you could argue that a duck cleared the way for Poulter's birdie-eagle-birdie stretch.
 
Or maybe you couldn't argue that. Either way, here's Poulter's eagle: