Jon Rahm hits incredible hole-in-one by skimming ball over a lake

Jon Rahm hits incredible hole-in-one by skimming ball over a lake

November 12, 2020

Jon Rahm hit an incredible hole-in-one during practice ahead of this week’s Masters.

The Spanish golfer, who was celebrating his 26th birthday, took part in the Augusta course tradition where players attempt to skim their ball across the lake on the 16th hole.

But Rahm went one better and used his five iron to make the 224-yard shot by skimming the ball across the water on to the green and using the slope to steer the ball into the hole.

Rahm, who is ranked No.2 in the world, celebrated with his caddy before continuing his practice with Rickie Fowler and Brendon Todd.

The Spaniard has finished in the top 10 in each of his last two Masters appearances, while the first round of this year’s competition is due to start on Thursday.

Rahm tweeted after his amazing shot: ‘Two hole-in-ones in two days – Happy Birthday to me!’

Rahm is also aiming to become the fourth Spanish winner of the Masters after Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia.

‘It would mean a lot,’ he said.

‘Needless to say, it’s a special event for everybody who comes and competes at the Masters, and I would say there’s such Spanish history of champions here, with three great champions and three idols of mine, that I would love to be able to add my name to that list.

‘And especially this year, being a little bit sad that Sergio is not going to be able to be part of this. My heart goes out to him. I know he had some bad times with COVID, losing family members, and now he’s got it as well.

‘And just the history, right. I think this is the 40th anniversary of Seve’s first win here at Augusta. You have Ollie, five green jackets go out to Spain, hopefully I can be the sixth.’

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