Sergio Garcia aces the famous island green at TPC Sawgrass

Sergio Garcia’s year just keeps popping out highlights.

Last month, the Spaniard finally got the major chip off his shoulder, winning the Masters in a playoff over Justin Rose. On Thursday, in the first round of The Players Championship, Garcia hit the shot of the day on the Stadium Course’s famous 17th hole and its so-called island* green.

Sergio didn’t have the greatest opening round, finishing with a 1-over 73. But the ace, along with a birdie on the 16th, helped him rally back from an especially rough start — he was 4-over after the first six holes.

Something tells us he could miss the cut and still be perfectly happy with his last month, though.

*Obligatory note: Technically, it’s a peninsula.