World number 2, Spain’s Jon Rahm stunned the world with his one-of-a-kind hole-in-one shot on Tuesday in Augusta, Georgia. During his practice session of the Masters 2020, the 26-year-old professional golfer went viral with his ace on the 16th hole. What was so special about it? Well, the feat came on his birthday.
Rahm, who turned 26 on November 10, and gifted himself a physics-defying shot. Turning in the ace, Rahm quipped, “Yeah, pretty nice birthday present.”
“Can’t complain. Hit my normal tee shot to two feet and then skipped it and made it, which is the craziest thing, the second hole-in-one of the weeks,” he added.
While it has been a tradition over the years, to skip the shot off the water on No. 16 during practice rounds, Rahm turned the pond to his advantage and pulled off the unthinkable. The ball skipped three times before finally catching touching the grass and rolling up onto the green. The ball kept rolling and turned in, making a run at the hole.
What made it better? Well, he did it twice in one week! His first ace on the 16th came on Monday. Post this incredible shot, the Masters’ official Twitter post – “From pond to pin! Rahm skips to a hole-in-one on No. 16 at #themasters” received over 211.7k likes and close to 50k retweets. A number of people took to the comment section to post their reactions.
Rahm commented, “Well, yesterday it was on 4, I hit a 5 iron, and we didn’t know it went in. A couple of people on the green and we didn’t know until we basically got to the green. But the one on 16 today was visible, so very different. You don’t see people skipping it and actually hitting it on the green very often, and to make it to that back pin, clearly, we were all pretty shocked.”
The Masters 2020 will commence from Thursday at Augusta National Golf Club in the United States.