Mike Weir sinks hole in one in Masters 2014 practice round

AUGUSTA, GA. — The roar that accompanied Mike Weir’s hole in one at the par-three 16th in Tuesday’s practice round was the loudest noise heard all day at Augusta National. But he looked a little embarrassed talking about it later.

“I got a mulligan hole in one,” he said. “I was trying to hit a cut five-iron with the first one and it just went straight.” So he took another ball out, re-teed and … “I cut it in there and it went right in the hole. It was kind of cool, because from that [middle left] pin you can just watch it and see it go right in.”

That’s how many aces, in his golfing life?

“If you count that one, that would be 10, but I’m not counting that one,” he said. It was the first time he’d ever holed out a tee shot at Augusta, but strictly speaking, even if he could get away with calling his second ball a provisional, he’d have made a three on the hole.