Watch: Saunders' near-ace at the par-3 17th

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If there was ever a time and place for an ace ...

Playing the par-3 17th hole at Bay Hill on Thursday, Arnold Palmer's grandson Sam Saunders very nearly made a hole-in-one from 221 yards when his ball came crashing down on the flagstick.

Unfortunately, Saunders would miss the 10-foot putt for birdie and make a watery double bogey at the home hole for a round of 2-over 74.