Getting a hole-in-one can be quite the feat for not just amateurs, but professionals as well. Some people go their entire golfing lives without ever getting that elusive ace. It’s that reason that what you are about to see will either make you very happy or very frustrated.
The 14th hole at this week’s Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour was the site of not one, but three near hole-in-one misses thanks to the flagstick.
It started on Thursday during the opening round with eventual tournament winner Justin Rose:
While that might have just seemed to be a bit of bad luck, Shane Lowry experienced something similar on Friday:
The “Groundhog Day” moment continued during Saturday’s third round. This time it was Thoams Pieters who got denied by the stick:
While all three missed a hole-in-one, they all had successful weeks. Pieters finished in a tie for 11th, while Lowry finished T8 and Rose took home the trophy.