MASTER-ful: World No 2 Jon Rahm makes unbelievable hole-in-one by skimming the ball 224 yards over water on the par-three 16th hole at Augusta National
- Jon Rahm celebrated his 26th birthday by landing a remarkable hole-in-one
- He took part in the pre-tournament skipping challenge on the par-three 16th hole
- Rahm executed the 224 yard shot and landed the ball in the hole with a five-iron
- Rahm has finished in the top 10 in each of his last two Masters appearances
Jon Rahm celebrated his 26th birthday by landing a remarkable hole-in-one during his practice round for the Masters.
It has become a tradition for players to attempt to skim the ball across the pond in front of the par-three 16th at Augusta National prior to the tournament.
Not only did Rahm manage to execute the 224 yard shot across the water and land it on the green, he managed to find the hole at the same time.
Jon Rahm celebrated his 26th birthday by landing a remarkable hole-in-one at Augusta
Using a five-iron, Rahm’s shot took four skips across the water before rolling along the green and spinning back into the hole.
While there many have been no fans to celebrate his achievement, Rahm was nonetheless delighted with his shot.
Rahm – who has finished in the top 10 in each of his last two Masters appearances – was seen celebrating with his caddy before continuing to practice with Rickie Fowler and Brendon Todd.
The world No 2 previously spoke about what it would mean to him to become the fourth Spanish winner after Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia.
Rahm took part in the pre-tournament skipping challenge on the par-three 16th hole
He is looking for success at the Masters after finishing in the top 10 in his last two appearances
‘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.’