Shane Warne Achieves New Career First at Golf Course
Legendary spinner Shane Warne achieved pretty much everything on the cricket field, but the spin king has finally achieved a life-long goal: a hole-in-one on the golf course.
Meanwhile, it’s not just any hole-in-one, but an ace on the fabled 16th hole at the Augusta National Golf Club. It is the legendary course that hosts the Masters Tournament each year.
Warne is now in the USA on a week-long golf trip with some friends, starting in Florida before heading to Atlanta to play Augusta.
The par three 16th is a 170-yard hole for the Masters, while Warne tweeted that it was playing 155 yards and into the wind for his perfect shot.
Thanks buddy, 155 yards to a back right pin into the wind ! Hit a 6 iron, one hop and in ! Can’t believe it !!!!!!!!! Was my first ever hole in one & what a place and pin to do it 👍🏌🏿✔️ https://t.co/ijS4cs1B83
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 19, 2018
“155 yards to a back right pin into the wind! Hit a 6 iron, one hop and in! Can’t believe it!!!!! Was my first ever hole in one & what a place and pin to do it,” Warne tweeted.
Warne joins illustrious company: there have been 19 hole-in-one shots off that tee in the 83 years of the Masters, including Australian Adam Scott who aced the hole with a seven-iron in 2012.
Meanwhile, with 1001 international scalps, Warne has done it all in the cricket field. The only missing thing from the Aussie legend’s list was a century. He has 195 Ashes wickets to his name, the most by an individual in the history of the series.
Warne retired from international cricket after the 2006-07 summer, taking his 700th wicket at the MCG on Boxing Day. He left the cricket field on a high with a 5-0 whitewash of England.
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