American golfer Brian Harman is not a household name, so you probably need to be a pretty big golf fan to know who he is. However ,in his final round on Sunday at The Barclays 2015, Harman made golf history in a way that only two other golfers in the last three-quarters-of-a-century have been able to do: he hit two hole-in-ones during the same round at the PGA tour.
Harman first recorded an ace on the 196-yard Par-3 third hole, which is impressive enough. But Harman was then able to duplicate that feat on the Par-3 228-yard 14th hole later in the round.
He joins Bill Whedon in 1955, and Yusaku Miyazato in 2006 as the only two golfers to achieve that feat while playing in an official PGA tour round.
Senior researcher for the Golf Channel Justin Ray added some perspective to the accomplishment on twitter.
Unfortunately for Harman, he also hit five bogeys in the round, and finished at -2 overall. He is tied for 32nd as of this writing.
Nevertheless, Harman can take solace in the fact that he made history despite his generally subpar round. Now he only has nine more aces to go in a round if he wants to match Kim Jong-il.
The PGA Tour Instagram just posted a photo of this classy move from Harman, who sent some liquor to the media center after today’s round.