(CNN)"The Island Green" -- three words that have struck fear into the hearts of even the most talented golfers.
A short, 125-yard par-three surrounded by water, TPC Sawgrass' iconic penultimate hole has drowned many a dream at The Players Championship for more than four decades.
On Thursday, Hayden Buckley had other ideas.
After making a steady start to his first round at the PGA Tour's flagship event, the American --- having started from the 10th hole -- teed up at the 17th at one-under par, tied for eighth.
One swing later, he was level for the lead.