Watch Graeme McDowell Get Mugged After Ace at the Zurich Classic


During the second Round of the Zurich Classic, Graeme McDowell scored his very first hole-in-one on the PGA Tour.

Teamed up with England’s Matt Wallace, the Northern Irishman hit a perfect 4-iron from 216 yards over water on the par-3 17th hole. McDowell said he didn’t even get to watch it drop because he was “relieved to get the ball on dry land” so he picked up his tee and walked towards his bag.

Graeme McDowell Hole in One Ace at Zurich Classic
Graeme McDowell reacts to his hole in one on the 17th green during the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 23, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

That’s when all hell broke loose on the tee box.

“I picked my tee up and walked over to the bag and I could hear the crowd starting to go, and obviously when it dropped in, my playing partner mugged me and the caddies all attacked me,” said McDowell.

“I was sort of in a state of disbelief because I was just relieved to get the ball on dry land there, and it was cool.”

McDowell and Wallace were 8 under through two rounds at TPC Louisiana, and sit T9, just five shots off the pace.

He continued, “It was a nice little shot in the arm for us, and we birdied the next, and we put ourselves in a nice little slot going into the weekend.

“Really enjoyed playing with this guy this week. It’s been a lot of fun. He’s been a breath of fresh air and some great intensity and energy for me to week, so really enjoying ourselves.”

Watch Graeme McDowell’s First Career Ace, and the Reaction

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