Thomas, Fowler make consecutive aces in Par 3 Contest
April 06, 2016
By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM
- April 06, 2016
- Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler smile after both making an ace at the par-3 fourth. (Photo courtesy of Rickie Fowler)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- After seeing playing partners Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler make consecutive aces on the fourth hole of Wednesday’s Par 3 Contest, Jordan Spieth knew he had a near-impossible task.
“It might’ve been the hardest shot I ever had to hit, trying to follow them,” the defending Masters champ said. “Boy, that was so much fun.”
Spieth didn’t complete the hat trick of aces, drawing some good-natured boos. Said Fowler with a grin, “You know, after two hole-in-ones, you got to man up and hit the shot. Just couldn’t do it.”
By the time they reached the green, the crowd had already reached a delirious state thanks to the back-to-back aces, the first by Thomas, followed by Fowler.
“It was awesome,” Thomas said. “I don't know if it's ever been done, back‑to‑back shots like that. But to play with two good buddies and make a hole‑in‑one and to have my mom on the bag in my first Masters, it's a bucket list kind of thing.
“It was so cool. And Rickie to do it on top of it, it was pretty funny for Jordan. Today was just so much fun.”
After his ace, Thomas said he had a “weird feeling” as he watched Fowler’s ball in flight. When the ball rolled in, both players wore looks of disbelief, then proceeded to capture the moment with photos and videos.
“Obviously there's some pins out here on a couple holes where there's a good chance to make it in one,” Fowler said. “Still takes a good shot. I was hoping that one of us would have a chance. Really cool to see Justin get one. Sorry I had to steal a little bit of his thunder, hitting one right after him.”