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DJ makes three eagles, soars into Masters mix

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dustin Johnson pulled a hat trick Friday that nobody had achieved in 78 previous Masters Tournaments.

Johnson became the first player to make three eagles in a round.

“It was pretty special and it was a lot of fun,” Johnson said.

Johnson opened his round with a double bogey, but he got himself in contention using those eagles to help him post a 5-under-par 67, leaving him tied for third, seven shots behind Jordan Spieth.

Augusta National awards crystal goblets to players who make an eagle. Johnson says he keeps them in his office at his home. This will extend his collection of Masters crystal goblets to 14, as a pair of goblets are awarded for each eagle a player makes.

Johnson hit a 5-iron to 12 feet to set up his first eagle at No. 2. He hit a 3-iron to 10 feet at No. 8 to set up his second and a 5-iron to a foot at the 13th for his last.