Finau hits hole-in-one at Masters Par 3 Contest, dislocates ankle

Finau hits hole-in-one at Masters Par 3 Contest, dislocates ankle

Golfer Tony Finau may have gone a little overboard Wednesday when he celebrated a hole-in-one during the Par-3 Tournament at the Masters.

It was one of the best - certainly most unpredictable - story lines of the tournament's first day.

Finau finished the Par 3 Contest, and an MRI afterward confirmed a dislocated ankle.

"It's round one and I know as well as anyone anything can happen here at Augusta", said Spieth, who has now held the first round lead in three of his five Masters. Didn't sleep very much and just thought about how I would react today.

His left ankle gave way, taking his legs from under him.

"I hit enough range balls for my coach and I, just to come up with a plan just to say, hey, the one thing we can't do is hurt it more". It was a 10 [on the pain scale] for sure, it was pretty excruciating. If this lead holds it will be his fifth career first-round lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR, first since this year's Genesis Open. He held the lead for a few moments late Thursday, at least until Spieth began his five-birdie back-nine binge, and the shift in emotions from agony to ecstasy was nothing short of fantastic.

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"I know it's kind of blown up on social media, and I've seen the video replay over in my head millions of times".

There is a long way to go for Finau to match that feat - but he is clearly made of stern stuff too. It's a great feeling, there's nothing wrong with the foot, nothing broken. He made a 10-foot putt - close to the same length of his eagle putt when he won a year ago - to make a 13, the highest score ever recorded on No. 15.

"For him, it's mind over matter", Kelepi Finau said.

"So I have a lot of work to do over the next few days".

The American is now going to rest and elevate his leg with ice, and get some rest. Last night was tough.