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Shane Warne aces the 16th at Augusta!

2018-03-21 07:00
Shane Warne (Getty)

Cape Town - Well played, Warnie!

Shane Warne achieved pretty much all there is to do on a cricket field during his career.

With 708 Test wickets under his belt - and a grand total of 1 001 international scalps - the only thing missing from Warne's career was a Test century, although he famously was caught on 99 at the WACA in the days before DRS, only for replays to later show his wicket fell off a no ball.

But, at age 48, the spin king has finally achieved a life-long goal: a hole-in-one on the golf course!

And, in typical Shane Warne fashion, it wasn't just ANY hole-in-one, but an ace on the fabled 16th hole at the Augusta National Golf Club, the self-same course that hosts the Masters each year.

At the Masters the par-3 16th is a 170-yard hole, but Warne tweeted that he teed off from 155 yards.

“155 yards to a back right pin into the wind! Hit a 6 iron, one hop and in! Can’t believe it,” Warne tweeted.

“Was my first ever hole in one & what a place and pin to do it.”

To put the feat in perspective, there have only been 19 hole-in-ones at the 16th in the Masters’ 83-year history, and 27 across the tournament’s four par-3s.

The 2018 edition of the Masters will take place from April 5-8.

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