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OUCH! Tony Finau has hole-in-one, dislocates ankle while celebrating!

2018-04-05 08:31
Tony Finau (Getty Images)
Tony Finau (Getty Images)

Cape Town - American Tony Finau injured his left ankle celebrating a hole-in-one during the Par-3 Contest - and then seemingly popped it back into place on Wednesday at the Masters!

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Finau said on Twitter he is optimistic he will play in Thursday’s opening round.

Finau flew his ball to the back of the seventh green on the Par-3 course at Augusta National and spun it back into the hole for an ace.

He started running toward the hole to celebrate, then turned and backpedalled before landing awkwardly on his left ankle.

He dropped to one knee and ended up pushing the joint back into place.

Finau is due to partner Germany's Bernhard Langer and Japan's Yuta Ikeda in Thursday's first round at 18:43 SA time.

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