Eddie Pepperell could stand on a par-3 and hit balls for the rest of his life, and he would never pull this off again.
Pepperell aced Walton Heath’s ninth hole Thursday at the British Masters when his ball hit the green, jumped in the air, ricocheted off the flagstick, flew backwards, then hopped forward – and in.
If you’re still wondering what the heck just happened, here’s a slo-mo gif:
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— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) October 11, 2018
In an interview with Sky Sports coming off the 10th tee, Pepperell was informed he had just won $20,000 for charity.
“Yeah, it’s awesome,” he said. “Well I say I’d rather do that than win a car, but that might be a lie. … I’m kidding, of course.
He followed up with this tweet confirming he was, indeed, kidding.
Crazy indeed! Amazing moment for me and a great day too. Delighted to be able to say that £10K is going to the European Tour’s charity which is Cancer Research. And the other £10K I’m going to donate to @HelenAndDouglas. Fantastic initiative, thanks to @LIFElabsHQ https://t.co/PRBanJ5pVJ
— Eddie Pepperell (@PepperellEddie) October 11, 2018