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Louis Oosthuizen Aces 14th Hole on Day 1 of The Open

Louis Oosthuizen Aces 14th Hole on Day 1 of The Open

Louis Oosthuizen wasted no time conjuring up some magic at The Open as he aced the 14th hole on Royal Troon.

It’s just day 1 of the third major of the season, but there’s already been a hole-in-one thanks to the South African.

It came on the par 3 14th and helped him on his way to an even par round after bogeys on eight and 10 earlier on in the round.

Scotland is renowned for its harsh weather conditions, but Oosthuizen made the most of a great day in Troon to hole this:

That’s exactly the sort of golf we want to see on the first day of the sport’s oldest major – and shouldn’t come as a surprise from Oosthuizen when you see his ace at the Masters back in April.

His countryman Haydn Porteous has set the standard so far on day 1, shooting 30 on the front nine to lead on six under.

But Americans Patrick Reed and Justin Thomas aren’t far behind, alongside Soomin Lee and Richard Stern on four under.

That should all change before the day’s end though, with a number of top players, including US Open champion Dustin Johnson, still to tee off.

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