Mark Hubbard made a hole-in-one eight times before the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. None of them had been like this one though.
Coming to the 11th hole at one-under par on the North Course at the Detroit Country Club, Hubbard dropped his club in disgust after striking the ball for what he deemed another miss.
“That’s embarrassing,” Hubbard said, turning to his caddie.
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It was anything but embarrassing. As Hubbard turned around he quickly realised that rather than going too far left or right, the ball was heading directly for the pin.
One of Hubbard’s playing partners, Wyndham Clark, could be overheard saying: “Dude, that better not go in”. It did and Hubbard could not believe it.
“I’m not high-fiving…