Watch: Hideki Matsuyama nearly holes out for eagle while standing in lake at Bay Hill

To say Hideki Matsuyama has been on a hot streak may be an understatement.

The winner of the Genesis Invitational three weeks ago, Matsuyama shot 5 under in the opening round at the 2024 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Florida. He began his second round in afternoon on Friday, but he provided excitement quickly.

On the third hole, a dogleg left par 4 that curves around water, his tee shot ended up nearly going in the drink. After assessing what he could do, Matsuyama kept his shoes on, stepped into the water and then hit his second shot that was nearly level with his hips.

And he almost made it for eagle.

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One of the greatest golf shots you’ll ever see, and he paid it off with the birdie.

Could Matsuyama win back-to-back starts? With shots like he pulled off Friday, it’s not impossible to think so.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek