Video: Alex Cejka scores hole-in-one on 17th hole at PGA National

Alex Cejka of Germany lines up a putt on the eighth green during the first round of the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champions Course on February 25, 2016 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Alex Cejka of Germany lines up a putt on the eighth green during the first round of the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort & Spa – Champions Course on February 25, 2016 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The 17th hole on the Champion course at PGA National is the final hole of the notoriously challenging three-hole section known as the Bear Trap. Those three holes have claimed many victims over the years.

But not Alex Cejka on Day 1 of the 2016 Honda Classic.

Cejka aced the 177-yard par 3 in the glorious afternoon sunlight, setting off a roar from the crowd surrounding the small green.

Despite the late hole-in-one, the first round was an up-and-down affair for Cejka, who hovered around the projected cut line and stands at 1-over-par after an eagle-birdie finish to his day. Check out the full leaderboard here.

Jack Nicklaus’ take on 17?

The 17th is a par 3 that has been lengthened to 190 yards over the water and into a very small green that is bunkered left. This is a par 3 that will present a lot of problems; it always has in the past.

No problems on Thursday for Cejka.