The Loop

Rickie Fowler hits walk-off hole-in-one. You read that correctly.

July 30, 2015

Golf has a problem with its finishes. Basketball has the buzzer-beater. Baseball, the walk-off homer. A sudden-death shootout in soccer and hockey.

As fans of the sport, it pains us to write such heresy, but a 20-foot putt on the 18th doesn't pack the same punch. In terms of last-play drama, golf usually falls short on the excitement barometer.

Usually, that is.

Starting the Quicken Loans National on the 10th tee on Thursday, Rickie Fowler's round ended on No. 9 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia, which happens to be a 200-yard par-3.

Coming off a bogey on the par-5 eighth, Fowler finished his day in fine fashion:

WALK OFF. Rickie Fowler just aced No. 9 to shoot an opening-round 67. > #QuickHits > — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) > July 30, 2015

Now THAT, my friends, is how you end a round.