October 12, 2018/
Remember when we said Andy Sullivan may have pulled off the shot of the year on the European Tour? Yeah, that lasted all of 10 minutes.
Sullivan’s driver-off-the-deck was no doubt impressive, but Eddie Pepperell topped it and then some moments later with a hole-in-one that is almost too impossible to be real. See for yourself:https://twitter.com/EuropeanTour/status/1050390416221069312
How?! The ball bounces off the flag stick, away from the hole, lands and bounces back into the cup, defying all logic, physics, etc. Here’s a GIF you can watch on repeat forever while simultaneously questioning how this actually happened:
The ace came at the par-3 ninth at Walton Heath Golf Club, and it netted $20,000 for charity. A Sky Sports reporter caught up with Pepperell following the wild shot, and he was in top form as usual:
"My eyesight's going so I wasn't sure exactly what happened!"@PepperellEddie on his hole-in-one. pic.twitter.com/SmHtWiyKKe— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) October 11, 2018
Pepperell has always been bluntly honest, so we wouldn’t be surprised if he really did wish there was a car to win instead, but we guess $20,000 to charity will do (we’re also kidding). How has the Englishman followed it up? How about with a birdie and an eagle to vault to the top of the leader board at six under:
Ace – Birdie – Eagle.— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) October 11, 2018
5 under in 3 holes. Pepperell leads. pic.twitter.com/Hbmqi8ck9b
That’ll do. The European Tour, so hot right now … the European Tour.