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John Rahm scores best hole-in-one of all-time during The Masters practice round

The long wait for golf’s final major of the season is ending, with just two days separating fans from the start of The Masters.

After initially being cancelled in April due to the coronavirus outbreak, organisers have managed to get the tournament ready to go in the month of November.

Augusta National promises to be a most unusual setting for this year’s tournament as the absence of fans will loom large.

It means that it will be a case of following the tournament on television, wherever you are in the world.

But as the practice rounds continue, World No.2 Jon Rahm has put his name forward as one of the men to watch after hitting a stunning hole-in-one.

The Spaniard is celebrating his 26 birthday during Tuesday’s session and toasted that with what many are calling, the greatest Ace in Augusta history.

On the par-three 16th Rahm somehow managed to skim the ball across the pond, before it ran up to the back of the green and curled perfectly into the hole.

Rahm goes into the tournament as one of the favourites with bookmakers and admitted it would be particularly special to bring the famous green jacket back to his country. If he could, he would be the fourth Spaniard to win the tournament after Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia.

“It would mean a lot,” he said ahead of Thursday’s tee-off.

“Needless to say, it’s a special event for everybody who comes and competes at the Masters, and I would say there’s such Spanish history of champions here, with three great champions and three idols of mine, that I would love to be able to add my name to that list.

“And especially this year, being a little bit sad that Sergio is not going to be able to be part of this. My heart goes out to him. I know he had some bad times with COVID, losing family members, and now he’s got it as well.

“And just the history, right. I think this is the 40th anniversary of Seve’s first win here at Augusta. You have Ollie, five green jackets go out to Spain, hopefully I can be the sixth.”

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