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Finau dislocates ankle, pops it back in after Par 3 ace

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Update:

According to Golf Channel's Todd Lewis, Tony Finau did dislocate his ankle while celebrating a hole-in-one on Wednesday during the Par 3 Contest but immediately popped it back in place.

An X-ray revealed no breaks and Finau will attempt to tee it up on Thursday if the results from a morning MRI come back positive:


Original story:

AUGUSTA, Ga. – This is taking the Par 3 Contest jinx to a new level.

Although players dismiss the superstition, pointing out that just because no player has ever won the Par 3 and the Masters in the same year doesn’t mean it can’t happen, Tony Finau may have a different outlook.

With his wife and four children caddying for him, Finau’s tee shot at the seventh hole bounced off a bank and raced across the green before dropping into the cup for a hole-in-one.


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Finau raced off the tee box to celebrate and as he glanced back toward the tee he rolled his left ankle. The 28-year-old went to his knees and appeared to snap his ankle back into place.

Finau went to the trainer’s building after completing the Par 3 Contest.

“Going to get it checked on,” he said.