SANDWICH, England (Reuters) – England’s Jonathan Thomson, the tallest participant on the European PGA Tour, made a hole-in-one on the par-three sixteenth within the British Open second spherical on Friday.
The six foot 9 25-year-old, who recovered from leukaemia as a toddler, despatched his tee shot straight into the cup on the 162-yard gap earlier than elevating his arms to the skies in celebration.
Thomson, ranked 889th on the earth, additionally birdied the seventeenth to maneuver to 2 below par and barring a collapse on the final gap will comfortably make the midway lower in his first main championship look.
On the similar gap within the 1967 Dunlop Masters, England’s Tony Jacklin, the previous British and U.S. Open champion, made the primary hole-in-one proven on stay tv.
(Reporting by Ed Osmond, modifying by Pritha Sarkar)