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It's not every day that you see a par-4 hole-in-one.
In fact, it's happened only once in the history of the PGA Tour -- and that was thanks to a ricochet off another player's putter. The break that gave Andrew Magee an ace at the par-4 17th at TPC Scottsdale in 2001, however, seems like nothing compared to the bounce Richard Green got Tuesday in Australia.
The 43-year-old was playing in the pro-am for the Oates Vic Open at host Thirteenth Beach Golf Links when he arrived to the par-4 15th. Typically around 390 yards on the card, the tees were moved back for the pros. Green blasted a drive toward the green, which landed short and appeared headed for the greenside bunker. However, when it lands in the bunker, it rolls around and catches an amazing, unseen bounce out of the sand and right into the cup.
Green didn't see the ball go in, but from the cheering of a single fan greenside, he knew he'd done something special.
“I couldn’t see it but we heard sort of a bit of noise up here and someone was cheering,” Green said. “I didn’t think it was in the hole or anything, but that’s unbelievable.”
Hopefully that's not a sign that he used up all his best shots before the tournament starts.