Alex Smalley makes third island green ace of the week at 2023 Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Aces are wild at the par-3 17th at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass this week.

On Sunday, Alex Smalley became the latest to make a hole-in-one at the famed island green. The 26-year-old Duke product had made a double-bogey seven thanks to a water ball at the par-5 16th, but stepped up at the 133-yard par 3 and delivered another highlight reel moment.

Smalley joined Hayden Buckley, who started the fireworks early on Thursday morning in the first round, and Aaron Rai, who made his ace on Saturday during the third round.

Smalley’s ace in the final round is the 12th at the hole since Brian Claar in 1991.

THIRD ACE OF THE WEEK!!! @ASmalley_Golf cards a 1 on No. 17 @THEPLAYERSChamp!

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 12, 2023