Originally written on Back9Network  |  Last updated 5/24/15

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 23: Justin Leonard hits a tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the Frys.com Open at Grayhawk Golf Club on October 23, 2009 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Getting off to a good start is always the goal for players at a golf tournament. Since dropping in a hole-in-one is next to impossible considering very few courses start with a par 3, you can’t do much better than an eagle.That’s how Justin Leonard’s day began Thursday at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. He dunked his approach shot on the first hole – and slammed it home so hard the cup had to be replaced:Leonard, who won this event in 1998, teed off in the afternoon, so most of the field had already played through No. 1, but 53 players behind him – including his playing partners, Charlie Beljan and Kyle Stanley – had to putt to the new hole.How easy is it to fill one hole and make a new one? Not too tough if you have the right tools:Related Link: Golfstradamaus on The Players ChampionshipOther Hot Links: - 9 Most Memorable Moments from the Players Championship- Fowler, Mickelson, DJ Switch Up Swings On Sawgrass’ Island Hole- Video: TPC Sawgrass’ Diabolical 17th- Players Championship’s $1.8M Winner’s Check to be Largest Ever- 9 Best Island Holes in Golf- Tournament Hole of the Week: The Players Championship- The Odds: Rory McIlroy Favorite at The Players- Aqua Grill: Good Food, Great Wine & a Walk From Sawgrass
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