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Watch European Tour pro make rare hole-in-three at Scottish Open

July 16, 2017

There isn't a more rare and impressive shot in golf than the hole-in-one. A case could be made for the albatross, which is actually better for your score, but there's still something about that "1" on the scorecard (speaking with ZERO personal experience).

They both may pale in comparison to the hole-in-three, which normally occurs when a player has hits their ball into a water hazard, re-tees and then knocks it in. It's a feat so rare that Fred Couples hole-in-three in 1999 on the 17th at Sawgrass has its own place in history.

For European Tour pro Ryan Fox, there was no water hazard on the par-3 sixth hole at the Scottish Open. Fox hit his first ball into some bushes, so he needed to hit a provisional ball in case he couldn't find the original. That's when this happened:

It's not often you see provisionals being hit on par-3s, but Fox has to be pleased with the decision to hit one here. While not making a hole-in-one hurts, we supposed this isn't the worst way to save par.


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