Charley Hoffman hasn’t had the best of luck at the business end of tournaments.
Often leading events after the first round, the 41-year-old has struggled to convert those good starts into wins, with his good play often fading at the weekend.
While still a long way from contending with the likes of Patrick Reed atop the leaderboard, Hoffman had a magical moment at the famous 16th hole of Augusta National to cherish for the rest of his career.
The popular Californian was already -3 for his final round, and approached the 178 yarder with a six iron, landing it on a slope between the bunker and the hole. The rest, as they say, is history.
Un hoyo en uno distinto al típico que vemos en el 16.
— Golf Channel LA (@GolfChannelLA) April 8, 2018
Far be it from us to use a wretched, tired cliche, but perhaps the luck of the Irish was on Hoffman’s side, with a Kerryman spotted lending support to Charley on the 16th tee.
— Crossy (@crossy33) April 8, 2018
Luckily, there was no repeat of Tony Finau’s ankle troubles, which occurred during the par three contest on Wednesday when he made a similar ace in front of his family, getting him understandably excited and leading to this.