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Watch: Zach Johnson makes hole in one at US Open

By: Associated Press
June 15, 2014 Updated: June 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm
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photo - Zach Johnson watches his tee shot on the third hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Zach Johnson watches his tee shot on the third hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt York) 

PINEHURST, N.C. — Zach Johnson has made a hole-in-one at the U.S. Open.

Johnson aced the 172-yard ninth hole at Pinehurst No. 2, taking advantage of a favorable pin placement on the right side of the green.

His shot landed about 20 feet left of the flag, bounced twice, then curled down a ridge into the cup.

Johnson flipped his club in the air and thrust his arms toward the sky while the gallery roared. Then he took off on a celebratory jog along the ropes, first slapping hands with fans along the right side, then sprinting across to the other side of the hole.

It was the third year in a row that a player made a hole-in-one at the U.S. Open. Johnson's ace was the 44th in tournament history.

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