Tommy Fleetwood aces 16th for 32nd hole-in-one in Masters history


AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tommy Fleetwood had no birdies in the opening round of the Masters. A hole-in-one made him smile anyway.

Fleetwood made an ace on the 170-yard 16th hole Thursday, raising his arms in triumph when the ball bounced a couple of times and rolled straight into the cup. It was the 32nd hole-in-one in Masters history, and of those, 23 have come on the 16th.

Fleetwood finished the day with four bogeys and the ace and shot a 2-over 74.

There were no aces at the Masters last year; Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau both made one at the 16th in 2019.

Amazingly, it was the second straight tournament in which Fleetwood has made a hole-in-one. He had another two weeks ago at the Match Play Championship.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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