IRVING, Texas -- Two par-3s at TPC Four Seasons framed the day for Fort Worth’s J.J. Henry.
In spectacular fashion, Henry grabbed the HP Byron Nelson final-round lead by making a hole-in-one on No. 5.
Henry’s lead was still one when he reached No. 17. But after a disastrous double bogey, Henry had to settle for a four-way share of third place at 9-under.
“Obviously, it’s disappointing,’’ Henry said. “It’s tough to be that close and to have it within your grasp with two holes left to play.’’
The root of Henry’s problem on the 198-yard No. 17 was a tee shot that carried beyond the green.
“I played great all day, and to be honest, I thought I hit a great shot on 17. I hit the line exactly where I tried to, and it carried about six or seven yards too far. I thought I hit a good shot, but the golf gods thought otherwise.
“I was a little pumped up, making two birdies in a row on 15 and 16, and I was trying to hit it exactly where I did, just left of the hole and putt up the hill. Probably a little adrenaline flowing.’’
After an indifferent chip, Henry three-putted for a five, missing a four-foot bogey putt.
Henry’s hole-in-one at No. 5 came with a pitching wedge from 154 yards.
“I guess I’m buying drinks today, anyway,’’ he said. “We will take the positives and hopefully carry it over next week at Colonial.’’