There are in all probability simpler methods to sneak contained in the minimize line on the Friday of a PGA event.

However there won’t be a extra satisfying approach than what Xander Schauffele did on Friday night on the Genesis Invitational.

With the projected minimize line for the event sitting at +1, Schauffele was at +3 for the event heading into his last two holes. When he put his tee shot on 17 right into a fairway bunker, sticking round for the weekend appeared unlikely.

After laying as much as round 173 yards from the pin, Schauffele did this:

Slam dunk certainly.

The eagle for Schauffele moved him to +1 on the event, and after making par on 18, he sits at +1 after two rounds, proper on the minimize line. With play suspended Friday attributable to darkness, it’s not but confirmed that he will likely be sticking round for the weekend, however because of that unimaginable eagle, he not less than has a shot.

Maybe the very best half? That is one the very best shot Schauffele has posted throughout the early a part of the 2023 season. Take a look at what Schauffele did throughout the last spherical of the American Categorical just a few weeks in the past:

That’s proper, the albatross, or double eagle.

Schauffele lined each inch of the Par-5 fifth gap with two swings. His tee shot lined 341 yards, coming to a cease alongside the correct facet of the golf green. With round 226 yards left to the pin — and an excellent quantity of water to hold — Schauffele pulled the 4-iron from his bag.

As one does in that state of affairs.

His second shot carried the water by a matter of ft, touchdown simply in entrance of the inexperienced earlier than rolling into the opening.

Schauffele completed the American Categorical tied for third.

Not a nasty begin to the season.

Certain, the return of Tiger Woods is the massive story on the Genesis Invitational, but when Schauffele certainly makes the minimize — and expenses up the leaderboard — how he made the minimize will likely be a giant story as nicely.