For Jack Nicklaus, the hole-in-one his grandson hit Wednesday at Augusta National left him with tears of pride. Tony Finau’s hole-in-one may well have left him with a dislocated ankle, causing concerns that he might not be able to compete in the Masters.
Very disparate reactions were on display during the Par-3 Contest that annually precedes the main tournament and which is itself a highly popular event. Finau provided easily the most bizarre moment, when his revelry quickly turned into pain.
After draining his tee shot at the seventh hole, Finau sprinted up the fairway, then turned around and ran backward as he continued to celebrate. However, his inability to see where he was going may have caused Finau to have a misstep, and his left ankle buckled.
The 28-year-old Utah native, ranked 34th in the world, went to one knee, and he appeared to pop his ankle back into place before getting back on his feet and initially walking with a limp. He played the last two holes but withdrew from the event, and his ability to participate in Thursday’s first round could be in jeopardy.
Tony Finau just:
• Sank a hole-in-one. 👍
• Celebrated accordingly. 😊
Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2018/04/04/an-ace-at-augusta-had-jack-nicklaus-in-tears-another-dislocated-tony-finaus-ankle/
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