Was playing at Philly Country Club on Saturday. Woke up to a nice call from my colleague that the 4th guy couldn't play so he asked if I would like to. Couldn't imagine a better phone call to wake up to a Satuday! It was my colleague and I playing with 2 USGA employees. I was a little nervous in the beginning but once we started playing I was fine.
Hole 12, Par 5, 542 yards out. I smashed my driver a solid 320 in the fairway. I have about 220 left to the green. Keep in mind there was some sort of qualifier in the morning so the greens were firm and quick and pin placement was ridiculous. I hit the perfect draw with my 5 iron. Landed about 15 yards short of the green and ran up perfectly. As we are watching the shot unfold, my partner and I go from "oooo that looks nice" and "ooo that looks perfect" to once it started running towards the pin "oh my......get in the hole!!"
Ended up not going in the hole but rolled to about 5 feet from the pin. Of course everybody made a few comments while hitting their putts to remind me that I had a nice eagle putt. I knew there was no way I wasn't going to screw this up. To my surprise, I stayed calm and didn't tweak. Banged the 5 footer and walked away with my second career eagle! ....No I didn't flap my wings and make an eagle noise. (Yes I wanted to)