Who says Augusta is tough?! Seamus Power fires TWO straight holes-in-one during the iconic par-three contest at the Masters in incredible scenes on the eve of the tournament

Ireland’s Seamus Power amazingly made back-to-back holes-in-one during the par-three contest ahead of the 87th Masters.

Power span his tee shot on the eighth back into the hole for an ace and amazingly repeated the feat just moments later on the last on the newly renovated layout at Augusta National.

The world No 34 is the third player to make consecutive aces in the traditional curtain-raiser, joining Claude Harmon (1968) and Toshi Izawa (2002).

Since the event started in 1960, nobody has ever become par-three and Masters champion in the same week.

The 36-year-old Power heads into the first Major of the year looking to find some form after missing the cut at the Sawgrass for the Players Championship last month and at the Arnold Palmer Championship.

Power was playing the iconic par-three competition when he made a slice of history

Power was playing the iconic par-three competition when he made a slice of history 

Before that, he strung together seven straight top 25 finishes and won the Bermuda Championship last October. 

This week is Power’s second appearance at Augusta – last year he came in at a respectable 27th in his first ever Masters.

Defending champion Scottie Scheffler also made a hole-in-one in bizarre circumstances, the world number one’s tee shot on the ninth plunging straight into the cup after he and playing partners Tom Kim and Sam Burns had teed off simultaneously.

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson’s hole-in-one on the fourth and one from Tom Hoge on the eighth took the total number of aces in the contest’s history to 107.

Scheffler and Rory McIlroy are the two favorites for the tournament this week. For McIlroy, a Masters title is the one Major title that eludes him in his career. 


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