(Reuters) – A hole-in-one is a uncommon prevalence however a profitable try that comes with two cars because the reward is even rarer.
Jordan Smith savoured the second on the Scottish Open on Friday because the Englishman and caddie Sam Matton gained new cars for his ace on the par-three seventeenth at The Renaissance Club.
Smith, who has one victory on Europe’s DP World Tour, landed his ball 50 toes from the flag however managed to information it into the opening en path to a one-under 69 within the second spherical.
Smith was rewarded with a Genesis Electrified GV70, a mid-size SUV, whereas Matton gained a Genesis GV60, an electrical cross-over car.
“We’ve been chatting about it in the course of the week saying that pin over there may very well be likelihood for a hole-in-one. It simply occurred at present,” stated the 29-year-old Smith.
“The wind was howling off the appropriate. Anything proper of the pin would catch the slope and fortunate sufficient that it did. Even although we could not see it, the gang went nuts.”
Smith, nonetheless, might need a tough time taking his new possession residence, since he has his personal automotive with him in Scotland.
“Might should ship it again someway. I’m over the moon,” he added.
Smith and Matton have been long-time mates however began working collectively solely initially of the yr.
“He’s a giant a part of that gap, so it is nice that they’ve managed to assist caddies for that as nicely,” Smith stated.
(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)