Sergio Garcia’s first hole-in-one on The European Tour career has been voted Shot of the Month for January by fans of The European Tour.
Garcia ripped the perfect seven iron shot on the 186-yard par 3 12th hole in the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, with the ball pitching on the back plateau of the green and rolling into the cup.
The ace won Garcia a three-night stay at the Emirates Palace every year for the rest of his life, and was the undoubted highlight of his opening round of 69. He went on to finish in a tie for 12th place to continue a fine run of recent form which has not seen the Spaniard finish outside the top 12 in a stroke play event on The European Tour since last August.
I’ve had a couple of hole-in-ones and it’s a great feeling, the feeling of doing it in front of a crowd and in front of millions of viewers must be something special.
Some people say that getting a hole-in-one is lucky, and yes there is an element of luck to it, but if you hit enough good shots that have got a chance of going in then you deserve the little bit of luck that you might get along the way!