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
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.
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.