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Something to tell the folks back home

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Bob Houghton may not win the Golf Channel Amateur Tour's Senior National Championship. He may not break 80 this week.

But those achievements are of little concern, thanks to one hole in Thursday's third round.

The 59-year-old Michigander birdied the par-3 17th island hole on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.

'It came after back-to-back 8s,' he said, 'but that doesn't matter. It doesn't matter if you shoot a hundred. All people want to know is, 'What did you do on 17?''

And Houghton can tell them, 'Birdie.'