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Gazette Premium Content Watch: Zach Johnson makes hole in one at US Open

Associated Press Updated: June 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm
Associated Press Updated: June 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm • Published: June 15, 2014

Zach Johnson is 7 over through his first 63 holes of the tournament but he might have just had the non-knickers moment of the 2014 US Open with this ace. The celebration was my favorite part. I thought he was going to lay somebody out but he gave a high five to everybody on the 9th hole,...

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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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