Jordan Spieth Drains Hole-in-One in Epic Fashion at Valero Texas Open

Apr 4, 2024; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Jordan Spieth tees off at the first hole during the first round of the Valero Texas Open.
Apr 4, 2024; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Jordan Spieth tees off at the first hole during the first round of the Valero Texas Open. / Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

The Valero Texas Open crowd roared in approval at Thursday's first round on the 16th hole when Jordan Spieth drained his fourth career hole-in-one.

Spieth, who finished one-over 73 on the day, made the shot from 199 yards away on the par-3 16th hole of the TPC San Antonio.

Unlike the crowd, who cheered loudly and celebrated Spieth, the three-time major champion didn't show off a ton of excitement after the shot. He did acknowledge the crowd's enthusiasm by giving a fist pump. He remained calm while he high-fived his partners Hideki Matsuyama and Lucas Glover, along with all three caddies.

Spieth was using a brand new 7-iron on the 16th hole, one he just received after Wednesday's pro-am round. He told media after his round that if it wasn't for the new club, he doesn't think the ace would've happened.

"If I didn't change 7-irons yesterday, then I wouldn't have made it," Spieth said, via PGA Tour. "It's funny."

His last ace on the PGA Tour came in 2021 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, while his previous two aces came in his first year on tour at the 2013 Puerto Rico Open and then in his historic 2015 season at the BMW Championship.


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