Louis Oosthuizen made the third ace of the day at the par-3 16th in the final round of the 2016 Masters, and it was the most spectacular of them all.
After playing competitor J.B. Holmes put his tee shot within a handful of feet to the accessible hole location, the 2010 Open champion hit his tee shot. As his ball started to come down the feeder slope to the hole, Oosthuizen’s ball caromed off of Holmes’ ball, then rolled into the hole for an ace.
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Earlier in the day, Shane Lowry made the first hole-in-one of the day on the hole with an 8-iron, followed by U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III. This is the first time in Masters history that there have been three aces on the same hole in the same round.
Oosthuizen also becomes the first player in Masters history to make an albatross (2012 final round on No. 2) and an ace in their Masters career.
As for Holmes, had his ball gone it, it wouldn’t have also been an ace under Rule 19-5 of the Rules of Golf. He had to replace his ball on the green at the 16th, and he made a birdie 2. What a hole!