It's good to be Peyton Manning.
The Denver Broncos quarterback spent the weekend playing 54 holes at Augusta National. Manning was joined by Broncos head coach John Fox and executive vice president for football operations John Elway at the home of the Masters. Fox's friend arranged for the trio to play through the weekend, including 36 holes on Saturday and another 18 on Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
How'd Manning do? His best round was 77.
Elway shot 79, 74 and 72. Not too shabby. Fox didn't play well at all.
Back to Manning, however, who notched his second-ever ace at Castle Pines Golf Club -- host to the old International tournament -- outside of Denver. Playing with three randoms while waiting for Elway to show up, Manning made a one-hop ace from 166 yards at the par-3 seventh with an 8-iron.
The normally placid Manning didn't react much, but his playing partners did, including fan Tom Harrington.
"You'd have thought he made it," Manning said to the Times. "He was that pumped."
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