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Watch: Will Zalatoris recreates his first ace on same hole with same junior club

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The majority of golfers never make a hole-in-one. But Will Zalatoris not only has one in a major championship (2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot), he has two on the same hole in which he made his first. 

The 2021 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year went back to the course that introduced him to the sport, Mariners Point in Foster City, California, where he made his first hole-in-one at 8 years old on the second hole. Looking to recreate his shot from that day, he pulled the same club he made the shot with about 17 years ago and with it, came a bit of magic – though it did take a few attempts.

The first time Zalatoris holed an ace, he burst into tears and his dad fell out of his office chair when receiving the news on the other end of the phone. Though the emotions were a little tamer this time around, it's a moment he and his family won't forget. 

Zalatoris kept the ball, the club (obviously) and the hole's flag from one of his first special moments playing the sport and he'll do the same after this feat. Next, the former Wake Forest Demon Deacon will try to add another ace to his resume in his QBE Shootout debut, where he'll partner with Sean O’Hair after replacing Steve Stricker, who withdrew from the event with a non-COVID-related illness.