Chase Koepka Makes Hole-In-One At LIV Golf Adelaide Watering Hole

The American sent the fans into raptures as Koepka made the second ace in LIV Golf history

Koepka screams at his caddie after making a hole in one
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One of the big talking points of the LIV Golf Adelaide event has been the 'Watering Hole', with the par 3 12th seeing thousands of well-oiled fans surrounding the layout crazy, in a scene almost reminiscent of the 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Many players have come close to making a hole-in-one, and now, on the final day of the tournament, Chase Koepka has managed the feat, with the American holing his tee shot to much fan-fare and wild scenes.

Beginning his final day on the par 4 fifth, Koepka found three birdies in seven holes to start the third round, with the American then making his way to the par 3 12th, a hole which had yielded a number of birdies throughout the first two days.

Measuring 165-yards, and with thousands of fans surrounding the green, Koepka stepped up and launched the ball to the right of the flag. Landing softly on the green, it spun to the left, with the ball resting in the bottom of the cup to send the surrounding fans into absolute raptures.

Paired with Paul Casey and Ian Poulter, Koepka was obviously pumped by the moment, with the 29-year-old slamming his club into the ground before chest bumping his caddie and playing partners and getting a beer shower in the process.

The ace was the second in LIV Golf history, Matt Wolff achieved that accolade last year, with Koepka's playing partner, Poulter, commenting on the video that was posted to social with the caption: "I'm still wet... and stink of booze... @chasekoepka that was insane..."

Following the hole-in-one, Koepka actually birdied the next hole, with a further two birdies and two bogeys coming in meaning he finished at six-under for his round and in a share of 24th place. Along with Poulter, Koepka himself tweeted about the moment, with the American writing: "(A) Day I’ll never forget thanks Adelaide for making this one special!"

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

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