AUGUSTA, Ga. — Okay, this one is up for debate: Did Louis Oosthuizen just hit the greatest shot in Masters history or the luckiest?
Let's set it up: The pin at the par 3 16th was set in its traditional Sunday position, far left side at the bottom of the slope. From here, you know the drill – plop your drive to the right and let the hill do the rest.
J.B. Holmes decided to knock his stiff, to five feet. Oosthuizen followed with a different approach, playing the hill. And then this happened:
Yes, that counts.
So, was he lucky or good?
Whatever it is, it was the third hole-in-one of the day at 16, and yes, that's a record.
Out on the course the roars were audible, but because no one has a cell phone, it left patrons guessing. Did Jordan Spieth birdie? Did Danny Willett (whoever he is) do something? Slowly word spread that there was a hole-in-one on 16.
Shane Lowry knocked in the first one:
Then it was Davis Love III:
By the time Oosthuizen kocked his in, many figured it was just another hole-in-one at 16. It was, except it wasn't.