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Shane Lowry's Hole-In-One Is Nearly A Carbon Copy Of Padraig Harrington's Masters Ace

Shane Lowry's Hole-In-One Is Nearly A Carbon Copy Of Padraig Harrington's Masters Ace
By Donny Mahoney Updated

Shane Lowry has written himself into the history books with a hole-in-one at the Masters. His final three rounds will not have gone to plan, but there was vindication for him on 16.

What makes the Masters almost unique among sporting spectacles is the way that the past echoes throughout the competition. Lowry's shot, as Paul McGinley said on Sky, recalled Jack Nicklaus in 1986. Nicklaus didn't get a hole-in-one, but his tee shot helped drive him to a very improbable victory at age 46.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqLiTrTiP0E

Nicklaus's shot was quite different from Lowry's though. Lowry's ace had more direct echoes of Padraig Harrington in 2002 --- their balls followed nearly the exact same trajectory on the green, same dramatic roll-up, same 'will it, will it, will it, will it' approach --- minus the high fives. You might even say Lowry was studying Harrington.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrhFIWRnySo

Lowry joins Davis Love III as the second player to ace 16 today.

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