Jon Rahm made an epic hole-in-one on Tuesday at the Augusta National Golf Club during a practice round ahead of the Masters Tournament — and the impressive shot came on his 26th birthday!
During the warm-up round Tuesday, Rahm skipped his ball over the water on the 16th hole — marking his second hole-in-one in two days during practice play, according to CBS Sports.
In a video shared by the Masters on Twitter, Rahm takes his swing, launching the ball over a pond. The ball skips at least three times before landing back on the green and gliding neatly into the hole.
“From pond to pin! Rahm skips to a hole-in-one on No. 16 at #themasters,” the tournament wrote alongside the footage.
— The Masters (@TheMasters) November 10, 2020
On Instagram, the Spanish golfer shared a video of moment after his achievement. In the clip, the athlete puts his left arm up in triumph as he retrieves the ball from the hole to a smattering of applause.
Rahm has finished in the top 10 in each of his last two Masters appearances, according to Yahoo! Sports. “It would mean a lot,” he previously said of the possibility of wearing the iconic green winner’s jacket, the outlet reported.
“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,” Rahm said, per Yahoo! Sports. “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.”
The annual tournament was rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic and begins on November 12, concluding on the 15th. The event usually takes place in April.