A handful of highlights came out of the Par 3 Contest at Augusta National on Wednesday, one of which was Tony Finau’s hole-in-one on the seventh hole. However, his celebration was the opposite.
Finau took off running towards the green in celebration after his ball dropped in the hole and suddenly dropped to the ground after rolling his ankle.
Tony “Gramatica” Finau just rolled his ankle celebrating a hole in one pic.twitter.com/iaW6RVoD6h
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) April 4, 2018
If you take a close look you can see Finau pop his ankle back in before standing up, gingerly. Luckily the young golfer was able to get back on his feet, but was clearly in pain as he hobbled the rest of the way to the green.
Golf is an incredibly difficult sport to play, but it doesn’t require much athleticism at all. All you need to see to figure that out is Finau’s disastrous jog towards the green on Wednesday. The 28-year-old pro sure looks like an athlete, but once he took off running, you could almost see the stumble coming.
Hopefully his injury doesn’t keep him from playing in The Masters. That would be an embarrassing way to bow out, to say the least.