JON RAHM celebrated his 26th birthday on Monday by making an incredible hole in one at Augusta – for the second day running!
Rahm made an ace at the 240-yard fourth hole yesterday which he described as “pretty special”.
But that was nothing compared to his feat 24 hours later on the 170-yard 16th.
The world No 2 moved a few yards forward from the tee, and dropped his ball near the side of the lake, before skipping it across the water onto the green – a popular tradition during practice rounds at the Masters.
But he watched in disbelief as his ball ran up to the back of the green, did a slow U-turn, and tracked back towards the flag, before disappearing into the hole.
Rahm let out a delighted yell and punched the air, before high-fiving caddie Adam Hayes.
Rickie Fowler – who was partnering him for the second day running – laughed out loud before also exchanging a high five.
The only pity was that there were no fans present to see Rahm’s amazing feat.
But he made sure this was one birthday he will never forget.
Golf fans on Twitter were also delighted with the spectacle.
One person said: “That must be, without any question, the greatest hole in one in history. I’d like to see a better one.”
Another wrote: “Man I wish there were people there. Place would have been going nuts.”
The Masters doesn’t start until this weekend after being delayed by coronavirus.
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Sergio Garcia, winner in 2017, has already pulled out after testing positive for Covid-19.
Joaquin Nieman of Chile is also not taking part this year.
Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy turned heads at practice as he showed off a £30,000 gold Omega watch.
The world No5 has won four majors but the Masters is the only one to elude him.