It wasn’t the weekend that Shane Lowry would’ve wished for after his fine opening round of 68, but the 29-year-old has produced the highlight of the final day so far, writes Stephen Barry.
Lowry aced the 181-yard 16th hole, his eight-iron approach landing on the green and arcing perfectly towards the hole before dropping to the tune of huge roars.
It was the 16th ever hole-in-one at the 16th in Masters history.
Lowry will receive a crystal bowl to mark his achievement, which is sure to be one that he’ll treasure forever.
As if that wasn’t enough for the gallery at 16, US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III nailed his tee-shot at the 16th only 20 minutes later.
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And then, would you believe it, Louis Oosthuizen found the right spin and path towards the cup in a simply bizarre hole-in-one.