“While you suppose it’s going,” he stated, “then it just about by no means does.”
True sufficient. However that didn’t cease his British Open-winning father from anticipating the ball to wind up within the cup.
“Normally plenty of instances anyway, you hear it was type of a mis-hit or no matter,” Stewart Cink, 48, stated. “This was not a mis-hit. This was precisely the way in which I might have drawn it up. It was like a dream shot.”
And as he watched the ball journey, the spectators sitting shut by turned a giveaway about its trajectory on the inexperienced.
“They knew it was in, they usually all acquired up,” he stated. “After they acquired up, I knew it wasn’t lacking.”
No. 16 has seen a burst of hole-in-one exercise in recent times, with 9 golfers now having aced it since 2016.
“It’s very particular,” Tommy Fleetwood stated after he holed a tee shot on No. 16 final 12 months. “Doing it at a serious is nice, doing it competitively is nice, however at Augusta might be simply one other edge.”
However Cink, who had been taking part in distinctive golf just lately, would have sacrificed the triumph for an opportunity to play on Saturday and Sunday.
“I’d throw the outlet in a single ball proper within the water if I might make the reduce and compete for 2 extra rounds, however I’m lacking the reduce,” he stated. “That stings greater than the outlet in a single. It doesn’t enhance my spirits like lacking the reduce hurts my spirits. I completely detest not taking part in right here on the weekend, and it hurts.”
The shot, although, did make for a straightforward birthday current for Reagan.
He acquired to maintain the ball.