Louis Oosthuizen: Golfer Hits Hole-in-One After Tee Shot Ricochets Off Ball on the Green
Louis Oosthuizen’s first shot on the 16th hole in the final round of the 2016 Masters Sunday hit the green and appeared to be slightly off-course for reaching the cup after colliding with J.B. Holmes’s ball, but then it rolled back in line and down and in, for an amazing ace. It was the third hole-in-one on the 16th hole on Sunday.
“I saw my ball pitch in a good spot to have a chance and then I saw J.B.’s ball and I thought, ‘oh there goes the chance of a 1,'” Oosthuizen said, according to PGATour.com. “And then I just really watched the crowd, and walking up there I could see one was in there obviously really close, and the other one is in.”
“So I was just hoping that it was my ball that was in and not J.B.’s because then neither of us would have a hole-in-one, he would have had to move his ball back. But, yeah, it was good, the way I played today, nothing was really happening, so it was nice to do that, to just have a bit of a better day.”
Here was the live call of the one-of-a-kind shot:
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 10, 2016
Oosthuizen would end up finishing tied for 15th with a +3 score of 291 over the four-round Masters, while Holmes finished fourth at -1. Meanwhile, Shane Lowry and Davis Love III—who also aced the hole that same day—finished +10 (tied for 39th) and +11 (tied for 42nd) respectively.
The Masters was won by Danny Willett after a stunning Sunday collapse by Jordan Spieth, who quadruple-bogied the 12th hole in the final round to help relinquish his long-standing lead.