Augusta Masters: Hole-in-one celebration results in dislocated ankle, Golfer could miss event

Tony Finau dislocated his ankle while basking in the glory of a hole-in-one just before the start of the Augusta Masters and this has put his participation in doubt.

other sports Updated: Apr 05, 2018 19:15 IST
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Tony Finau’s hole-in-one celebration resulted in a dislocated ankle, throwing his participation in the Augusta Masters in doubt.(AP)

Tony Finau is “optimistic” he will play in the Masters despite dislocating his left ankle celebrating ahole-in-one during the par-three contest at Augusta.

The American appeared to pop his ankle back into place after doing damage while basking in the glory of an ace on the eve of the first major of the year.

Finau will go for a scan and if all looks good and the swelling is under control, he still plans to play in his first Masters.

The world number 34 tweeted: “Crazy day. Thanks for thoughts of concern, messages and prayers from all. I’m optimistic.”

Finauis scheduled to tee off at12:43pm local time along with two-time Masters championBernhard Langer and Yuta Ikeda.

First Published: Apr 05, 2018 19:14 IST