Ireland’s Shane Lowry hits hole-in-one on the famous 17th hole at The Players Championship


Shane Lowry hits stunning hole-in-one on signature 17th hole at the Players Championship – Irishman celebrates wildly with players and fans after ace at Sawgrass

  • Shane Lowry made a hole-in-one on the 17th hole during the third round
  • His tee shot on the 124-yard par three pitched around 10 feet beyond the hole 
  • It then span back into the cup to spark wild celebrations at Sawgrass on Sunday 

Former Open champion Shane Lowry made a hole-in-one on the 17th hole during the third round of the Players Championship on Sunday.

Lowry’s tee shot on the 124-yard par three pitched around 10 feet beyond the hole and span back into the cup to spark wild celebrations from the 34-year-old Irishman.

After retrieving his ball Lowry threw it into the crowd and the lucky spectator who ended up with it following a brief scramble quickly made his way to beside the 18th tee to get Lowry to sign it.

Shane Lowry made a hole-in-one on the 17th hole at the Players Championship on Sunday

The eagle lifted Lowry, who has also made an ace on the 16th at Augusta National during the Masters, to four under par and although he bogeyed the difficult 18th, birdies on the first and second kept him firmly in contention for the title on five under when play was suspended due to darkness,

Lowry said: ‘You play this game, just special things happen sometimes. It’s pretty cool to do it there, one of the most iconic holes in golf.

‘Yeah, what can I say? It was a special thing to happen, and I’m looking forward to turning on my phone and seeing the messages I’ve got. Not only that, it put me back in the tournament somewhat. So it was amazing.’

Before Lowry, Ryan Moore was the last player to ace No. 17, doing so during the opening round in 2019.  

The Irishman also made a hole-in-one on the 16th at Augusta National during the Masters in 2016.

A few minutes later on the 17th on Sunday, Patton Kizzire hit a shocking shank into the water. 

The American then went to the drop zone and played a wedge into the heart of the green, before two-putting for a double-bogey five. 

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