He had no room for error. After double bogeying his 17th hole, Matthews needed to go 2 under on the final hole to get to No. The par-4 18th, measuring 432 yards,
awaited him.However, Matthews did not traditionally see the hole. Normally a large dogleg right, players must hit an accurate tee shot
players must hit an accurate tee shot to avoid a huge pond to the right of the fairway and in front of the green from the tee.
Matthews, who is known as one of golf's longest players, instead headed straight for the green. Transfer? Almost 370 yards.
No problem His shot landed 15 feet from the pin. It was a shot he hadn't even attempted in the practice round.
"Not directly to that ... that's kind of crazy," Matthews said. “Our turn was… there are some red umbrellas in the clubhouse we saw.
That was kind of our line if we had any clue at all.
“If I wasn't in this position, I wouldn't have hit the driver on the green… I love doing things like that. It is fun."
Matthews couldn't convert the eagle putt and settled for birdie, but the result didn't matter much to his future. He has already secured his PGA Tour card for next season