Talk about having a good day.
On the par-3 ninth hole at Pinehurst, PGA tour player Zach Johnson hit the shot so many golfers dream about – the infamous hole in one.
It wasn’t the most beautiful one we’ve ever seen by any stretch as the ball initially hit about twenty or so feet away from the pin, but continued rolling towards the hole before it fell into the bottom of the cup.
Despite the impressive shot, that wasn’t even the highlight of the moment as Johnson, completely miffed that he actually knocked it down attempted to gather himself for a moment as the surrounding fans went nuts. Not one to miss the rare opportunity, Johnson than began running alongside the boundary line, cheering along with fans as he gave out high-fives en route to making his way towards the green.
It might irritate a few traditionalists, but it’s not as if hole in ones come around that often, let alone on a national stage like the final round of the U.S. Open.
Shockingly, it’s actually the third consecutive year that a player has hit a hole in one during U.S. Open play as John Peterson had one in 2012 while Shawn Stefani shot one last year.
Regardless, it’s still quite the moment and a memory I’m sure Johnson will cherish for the rest of his life.