Miguel Angel Jimenez

Will Wilcox makes hole-in-one on 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass

Will Wilcox brought his entire family to watch his debut in The Players Championship. With one shot on the most famous hole at the TPC Sawgrass, he had a memory of a lifetime and a celebration that fit the occasion.

Wilcox made a hole-in-one on the island-green 17th hole, where no one had made an ace at The Players in 14 years.

He threw his pitching wedge in the air as thousands of fans roared with delight at seeing his ball — a yellow golf ball, no less — turn left into the cup. He leapt into the arms of his caddie, turned crouched as he pumped both arms downward. Not once, but twice.

"If you don't freak out in that moment ... I've seen so many...