WATCH: Scottish Open Leader Thomas Detry Makes Miraculous Par-4 Eagle on the 5th Hole

Published 07/10/2021, 12:52 PM EDT
Golf – Scottish Open – The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland, Britain – July 10, 2021 Belgium’s Thomas Detry during the third round REUTERS/Russell Cheyne


The 2021 Scottish Open is currently underway at the Renaissance Club in Scotland. And going into the weekend, three players were tied at the top with a score of -11. The third round is in progress currently and promises to be an exciting preparation for the last round on Sunday. Thomas Detry made things more interesting on Saturday!

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Currently, Thomas Detry leads the tournament with a score of -14. But there are plenty of players who are right behind him to snatch the top spot. The 2021 Scottish Open host Renaissance Club is known to be a strenuous course, but since the weather has been pleasant, it is playing on a slightly easier side. And there is plenty of action happening on the course. 

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Thomas Detry makes a dazzling ‘2 eagle’ on a par-4

Golf – Scottish Open – The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland, Britain – July 10, 2021 Belgium’s Thomas Detry during the third round REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

The current joint leader Thomas Detry made an incredible eagle on 338 yards par-4, fifth hole. Detry stood aggressively on the tee box with a driver in hand. He smashed it straight onto the green and gave himself a 17ft putt for an eagle. He then drained an incredible 17ft slight right to left putt to make a remarkable eagle. 

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Although it was a straightforward and reachable par 4, the players have a hard time deciding whether to take a driver or 3-wood. Taking a driver may become too aggressive, and the ball might fly over the greens. And that’s what happened with Jon Rahm. He tried imitating Thomas Detry but smashed his driver way over the greens. So landing the ball on the greens with a driver was challenging, which Detry did impeccably.  

After making an incredible eagle on the 5th, he made a birdie on the 7th to take the lead. But unfortunately, he dropped a shot on the very next hole and then finished his front nine with a score of 34 and remained two under for the day. 

The 2021 Scottish Open has seen something unusual as star golfer Rory McIlroy has missed the cut. On the other hand, players like Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele, and Jon Rahm are still in contention.  

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