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Let's all congratulate Rory McIlroy on his first ever professional hole-in-one!

January 16, 2015

There have already been three holes-in-one through the first 36 holes of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Miguel Angel Jimenez made one on Thursday, which was pretty entertaining, and on Friday, Rory notched his first ever professional ace on the same hole (the 177-yard, par-3 15th). Head over to for the full video.


More amazing than Rory making his first professional ace is that he hit a 9 iron from 177 yards to get it done. A 9 iron. From 177 yards.

— Ashley Mayo (@AshleyKMayo) January 16, 2015 That helped Rory to a second-round 66, leaving him at 11 under and just two behind leader Martin Kaymer.

But in other, slightly more random news: Rory's celebration after his ace kind of made him look like the cartoon character Asterix.