Sergio Garcia hits hole-in-one to knock off Lee Westwood in a playoff during Match Play
We have seen a walk-off home run in baseball, and a walk-off buzzer-beater in basketball, but have you ever seen a walk-off hole-in-one? Well, Sergio Garcia just did that against Lee Westwood in the WGC Dell Match Play.
Here’s the incredible video of the amazing shot.
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Sergio Garcia was able to hit an impressive hole-in-one in the playoffs to beat Westwood and advance to the weekend. Garcia’s feat is insane, as it’s nearly impossible to hit an ace in golf. It also might be the first walk-off ace in golf history. Garcia hit a flawless iron on the Par-3, 160-yard fourth hole, in which the ball spun back and into the hole.
The format of the event puts golfers in groups of four, where everyone plays each other over the course of three days. If two golfers are tied on points after three days in the head-to-head play, they’ll go to sudden death. This is where Sergio went into beast mode and came away with the win. Garcia was the third-seeded player in Group 8 behind Tyrrell Hatton, Westwood, and Matt Wallace.
Both players entered the sudden death at 2-1. They each made par on the first three holes of the playoff. Westwood felt pretty good as he hit his first shot off the tee and onto the center of the green. He now becomes the unfortunate victim of a tremendous shot. Unfortunately for Westwood, his weekend is now done.
The 41-year-old Spaniard now moves on to the round of 16, where he will face Canadian Mackenzie Hughes in the knockout rounds.