Smooth Operators
October 22, 2020

No one has ever played a hole-in-one cooler than this European Tour pro

A hole-in-one typically produces an exuberant reaction, even from the best players in the world. While many of them have enough aces to have lost count, it's still a HOLE-IN-ONE! Which is what made one European Tour pro's reaction—or, rather, non-reaction—to one so jarring on Thursday.

Scott Jamieson jarred his tee shot on his second hole of the Italian Open, but instead of jubilation, there was, well, not much. A stoic Jamieson walked off the tee box, looking down to brush something off the tee box before methodically handing his club to his caddie. Have a look:

Of course, while many on social media got a kick out of the Scottish pro's dull demeanor, there was a simple explanation for what happened. Jamieson hadn't seen the ball go in the hole and with no fans due to COVID-19, he was unaware of the ace.

Here's a happier-looking Jamieson as he walked off the green after plucking his golf ball from the cup:

But Jamieson saved his best reaction for last. When asked about the ace during a post-round interview following an opening 68 that puts him eight shots behind leader Laurie Canter's brilliant 60, the 36-year-old played it too cool for school. Before cracking a big smile to indicate he was kidding. Check it out:

Well played, Scott. Hopefully you're still smiling after settling your bar tab later.