Arizona State alum Jon Rahm is going viral on social media after a ridiculous shot to record an ace during a practice round at The Masters.
Similar to skipping rocks across a lake or pond when you were a kid, Rahm wound up for a shot that ended up tip-toeing across the pond in Augusta before landing on the green and making a complete 180 and finding its way in for a hole-in-one. In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the clip:
It’s a tradition among golfers during the Masters that during the practice round, all of them try to skip their shots across the water at the par-3, 16th hole.
Some players are often able to get the ball across, but the trick shot that Rahm pulled off had shades of Happy Gilmore’s final putt on the 18th hole to defeat Shooter McGavin in the comedy film, ‘Happy Gilmore’.
The shot during Tuesday’s practice also took place on Rahm’s 26th birthday, and it’s his second hole-in-one on the course this week.
It is his birthday, he made an innovative hole in one and it is Master's week, so why not quote tweet how great of a school @JonRahmpga graduated from and then link a list of all men's golf graduates since 1993 along with his cap and gown photo https://t.co/qbYj17ZKqP https://t.co/hXD8Nfr7aM pic.twitter.com/syjEjeqKkT— Sun Devil Men's Golf (@sundevilmgolf) November 10, 2020
Rahm is currently ranked the No. 2 golfer in the world, and he was No. 1 earlier this year. The Masters tee off this Thursday, as former Sun Devils such as Rahm, Phil Mickelson, Paul Casey and many others try to claim the green jacket.