Jon Rahm has outdone himself with a stunning hole-in-one shot at The Masters on his 26th birthday. The world-class golfer scored an ace after skipping the ball several times across a pond.
Rahm, who is currently at number 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, achieved his second hole-in-one in just two days at The Masters on Tuesday, November 10. It comes after he scored a hole-in-one in the fourth hole on Monday.
"Yeah, pretty nice birthday present," Rahm, who turned 26 on Tuesday, told reporters per USA Today Sports. "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 week."Check out the incredible hole-in-one here:
After an impressive four skips, Rahm's ball miraculously spun its way onto the green before slowly moving towards the hole.
Watching the ball enter, Rahm, fellow golfer Rickie Fowler, and their caddies cheered at the incredible achievement.
Speaking about his triumph this week, the Spanish golfer told the reporters: "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."
He continued: "The one on 16 doesn’t really count as an ace. With the one on 4 yesterday, that’s four. Two in competition."[[imagecaption|| Credit: PA Images]]
Unfortunately for Rahm, both of the aces were scored during practice rounds, per the Independent.
The ace on Tuesday was part of a traditional pre-tournament challenge in which competing golfers endeavor to skip their ball as many times as possible across a pond and onto the 16th green at the Georgia major.
That same day, Rahm tweeted a video of the shot, writing: "Two hole-in-ones in two days - Happy Birthday to me!"
A fan responded to the footage, writing: "Wonder what it feels like to do that? To make that shot or start it off and hope for the best? I cannot comprehend it. It is too much. Perfection does exist, as what else could that be? Happy birthday."
Another said: "Congrats on your birthday and on your holes in one..."