Sang-Moon Bae makes an eagle the hard way at Augusta's 15th hole

David Cannon

This isn't how we usually see players make an eagle at the par-5, but Bae's wedge work will probably be the shot of the day.

The 15th hole almost always ranks as the easiest on the course for the Masters. But on Thursday, Sang-Moon Bae made an eagle the hard way after he airmailed his approach shot over the green. Earlier, we saw Matt Kuchar rocket his second shot into the pond on 16, way behind the green. It's rare to see that water behind come into play, but with Bae also going deep, maybe the players are misjudging just how far the hole is playing.

Unlike Kuchar, who was at the bottom of the pond, Bae still had a chance to get up-and-down for a red number. Instead, he just hit the shot of the day and chipped in down the slippery green.

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Boom. That's a quick way to go from 1-over to 1-under and jump a whole bunch of people on the leaderboard. It's not the last eagle we'll see on the hole this week, but it will probably be the best looking.

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