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U.S. Women's Open 2020: Watch Amy Olson become the first tour pro this year to react properly when making an ace in a major

December 10, 2020
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The lack of fans at pro golf tournaments has made it tough for players to know when they’ve hit some incredible shots in 2020. Often golfers rely on the fans to let them know with blind approach shots and the like where their ball actually winds up.

Especially when it winds up in the hole.

There have been a few holes-in-ones in majors this year that haven’t gotten the big celebrations they deserved because the players didn’t even know they knocked it in. The best example was Patrick Reed at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, where he tipped his cap and his playing partners had no idea what was going on.

But that didn’t happen during the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open on Thursday. When Amy Olson made an ace on the 16th hole at Champions Golf Club’s Cypress Creek course, she saw it go in. And reacted accordingly.

The hole in one was the 29th in U.S. Women's Open history, according to the USGA, and got Olson to one under for her round. She followed it up with a birdie at the 17th and another on the first (she started her round on the 10th hole) to get to three under and find herself in early contention.