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British Open 2019: Watch Emiliano Grillo's hole-in-one from Day 1 at Royal Portrush

July 18, 2019

Disasters lurk everywhere at Royal Portrush this week. Rory McIlroy made a snowman on his opening hole on Thursday. David Duval made a snowman AND a 13(!) on his front nine. Heck, Paul Casey showed us during Wednesday's practice round that even the course's cute storm shelters double as mini-golfesque hazards.

But never fear, golfers. There are low scores out there, too. In fact, we've already seen the lowest score possible.

Emiliano Grillo wasn't having much of a day until he reached the par-3 13th hole. But he found the funnel on the back-left portion of the green from 194 yards out made an ace. Check it out:

Kinda sounds like Sir Nick knew that was coming. . .

Anyway, Grillo wound up giving those two strokes back and finishing with a two-over-par 73, but he'll always have this highlight. And for those with later Thursday tee times watching the coverage on TV, that's how you play that hole.