Baddeley holes par-4 tee shot for improbable birdie

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Consider it the best use of a mulligan in PGA Tour history.

Aaron Baddeley made the most of a reload Thursday at the Valero Texas Open, holing his second attempt at the tee shot on the par-4 17th for an improbable birdie.

The 336-yard hole was playing downwind during the opening round at TPC San Antonio, and Baddeley was one of several players who attempted to drive the green. But the Aussie's first shot missed well left, resulting in an unplayable lie.

He re-teeded for his third shot, and he promptly found the target with his next strike to create one of the most amazing Shotlink recaps you'll ever see:

The birdie lifted Baddeley to a 4-under 68 in the opening round, giving him the clubhouse lead on a day when much of the field was battered by gusty winds. He is in search of his fourth victory on Tour and his first since the 2011 Northern Trust Open.

One person breathing a sigh of relief after Baddeley's birdie? Andrew Magee. Despite Baddeley's remarkable shot, Magee remains the only player to make a hole-in-one on a par-4 in PGA Tour history, having aced the par-4 17th at the 2001 Waste Management Phoenix Open.