Jordan Smith savoured the moment at the Scottish Open on Friday as the Englishman and caddie Sam Matton won new cars for his ace on the par-three 17th at The Renaissance Club.
Smith, who has one victory on Europe’s DP World Tour, landed his ball 50 feet from the flag but managed to guide it into the hole en route to a one-under 69 in the second round.
1 ACE WORTH 2 CARS! 🚗😱🚙@JSmithGolf’s 193-yard hole-in-one earns himself and caddie a Genesis car each! https://t.co/Eu8pn0eoiy
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) 1657281075000
Smith was rewarded with a Genesis Electrified GV70, a mid-size SUV, while Matton won a Genesis GV60, an electric cross-over vehicle.
“We’ve been chatting about it during the week saying that pin over there could be a good chance for a hole-in-one. It just happened today,” said the 29-year-old Smith.
“The wind was howling off the right. Anything right of the pin would catch the slope and lucky enough that it did. Even though we couldn’t see it, the crowd went nuts.”
Smith, however, might have a hard time taking his new possession home, since he has his own car with him in Scotland.
“Might have to ship it back somehow. I’m over the moon,” he added.
Smith and Matton have been long-time friends but started working together only at the start of the year.
“He’s a big part of that hole, so it’s great that they have managed to support caddies for that as well,” Smith said.