A hole-in-one is a rare occurrence in golf. Will Zalatoris, on the other hand, not only has one in a major championship (the 2020 US Open at Winged Foot), but he also has two on the same hole as his first.
The 2021 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year returned to Mariners Point in Foster City, California, where he made his first hole-in-one on the second hole when he was just eight years old. In an attempt to recreate his shot from that day, he dug out the identical club he used 17 years ago, and with it, a little of magic – though it took a few tries.
When Zalatoris first holed an ace, he sobbed and his father tumbled out of his office chair when he heard the news on the other end of the phone. Though the emotions were a little more subdued this time, it’s a memory he and his family will cherish.
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Zalatoris retained the ball, the club (obviously), and the hole’s flag from one of his earliest memorable moments in golf, and he’ll do the same after this accomplishment. Following that, the former Wake Forest Demon Deacon will make his QBE Shootout debut, where he’ll team up with Sean O’Hair after replacing Steve Stricker, who withdrew from the event due to a non-COVID-related ailment.