Trio of players ace No. 16 in final round of The Masters

Before Sunday, there had been 25 holes-in-one scored during the 80-year history of The Masters, with none since 2013. Then Shane Lowry ended that drought with his ace on 16.

It didn't take long for Lowry to have some company in the hole-in-one club. Playing two groups behind the Irishman, Davis Love III also aced the 16th, becoming the 17th player to score a 1 at the hole.

It's the first time since 2012 that two players have scored an ace during the same Masters tournament, and coincidentally enough those also came in the final round at the 16th hole, when Bo Van Pelt and Adam Scott did it about an hour apart. Neither of them won in 2012, and neither Lowry nor Love III will finish atop the leaderboard today, but they will get to take home the large crystal bowl awarded to anyone who makes an ace at Augusta.


The magic continued at No. 16 when Louis Oosthuizen knocked in another hole-in-one in miraculous fashion.

Oosthuizen's ball deflected off the ball of J.B. Holmes and still managed to find the bottom of the cup -- nearly knocking Holmes's ball into the hole in the process. This marks the first time that three players have recorded a hole-in-one in a single Masters tournament since 2004, and the first time ever a trio has done it at the same hole. Oosthuizen's ace moved him into the top 20 on the leaderboard.