Pepperell Hits Physics-Defying Hole-In-One

Eddie Pepperell grabbed a share of the first-round lead at the British Masters on Friday thanks to a 5-under par 67 in the first round at Walton Heath, but the story of the day was the bizarre ace he hit on the par-3 9th hole.

Playing 172 yards, Pepperell’s shot one-hopped into the pin, bounced backward and then spun forward into the cup for an ace. 

Here’s a closer, slow-motion look at the moment.

The ace was worth £20,000 to the charity of Pepperell’s choice, although he joked he would have rather won a car. 

“I wasn’t sure what really happened,” Pepperell said. “Yeah, it’s awesome. I say I’d rather do that than win a car, but that might be a lie. I’m kidding, of course.”

Pepperell announced on social media afterward that he would be giving £10,000 to the European Tour’s Cancer Research fund and £10,000 to Helen & Douglas House, a charity caring for terminally ill babies, children, and young people.

RELATED STORIES

Golfer Caught Cheating By News Helicopter
Lifestyle
Koepka Ignores Tiger’s Practice Round Request
Tour
Golfer Makes 21 On Hole, Still Signs His Scorecard
Lifestyle