Within minutes on April 10, 2016, after a hole-in-one was shot at the U.S. Masters in Augusta, Georgia, there was a repeat performance at the same hole. Shane Lowry first hit a hole-in-one on the 16th hole. Then, on the same 16th hole, Davis Love III repeated the feat performed just minutes earlier. Golf Digest reported that there have now been 17 aces accomplished on the 16th hole during the Masters tournament. On the last day of play, the back nine seemed subservient to the golfers. Weather conditions appeared more favorable than yesterday, when the challenges of the wind added to the difficulty of the course.
The U.S. Masters is a competition played annually at the Augusta National Golf Club. Jack Nicklaus was the oldest player ever to wear the green jacket, the symbol of the victor of the tournament. Tiger Woods earned his jacket when he was 21 years old. Jordan Spieth was given the victory jacket in the 2015 challenge. He is the second-youngest player to achieve the win.
Currently, Spieth is sitting atop the leaderboard on the final day of play. He is currently at five-under-par through 11 holes. He began the day at one-under-par, having stumbled during play yesterday. He is being challenged by Danny Willett, who sits at four-under-par after 14 holes. Paul Casey ended his day at one-under-par.
Update: Danny Willett is now leading at four-under-par after 15 holes. Spieth has dropped to one-under-par through 12 holes.
By Bob Reinhard
Edited by Jeanette Smith
Golf Digest: Watch Shane Lowry AND Davis Love III makes Aces on No. 16
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