Southport golfer Tommy Fleetwood

Legendary Southport golfer Tommy Fleetwood has celebrated a hole-in-one – for the second tournament in a row! 

Tommy recorded the remarkable feat at the 16th hole during the first round at the Augusta National during the Masters on Thursday.

Tommy, who grew up playing at the Southport Municipal Golf Links, lined up his shot in the late afternoon and fired a direct hit from 170 yards, on his way to an opening 74. 

His ball landed a few paces in front of the hole and never looked like going anywhere but the bottom of the cup.

He flung his arms in the air in celebration as the few spectators lucky to have been there cheered wildly.

Tommy said: “It was a lovely looking shot.

“’It was in between clubs. I was sort of verging on a smooth eight, then I said hard nine. That kind of fit the shot a bit more.

“Hit it, slight pull. It wasn’t going straight at the pin, but it was still a great shot, and a couple of bounces and in.

“It’s really nice to have one at Masters. I think that’s two in two competitive weeks as well. I’m racking them up all of a sudden quickly. I’ll try to keep it going.

“It’s very special. Doing it at a major is great, doing it competitively is great, but at Augusta is probably just another edge.”

It was the 23rd ace at the hole in the Masters, and the 16th this century.

Tommy Fleetwood also recorded a hole-in-one at the World Golf Championships-Match Play event in Austin, Texas a fortnight ago.

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