Laurie Canter Makes Hole-In-One At LIV Golf Singapore

Although he didn't seem to like the strike, the Englishman managed to find the bottom of the hole for an ace

Canter celebrates his ace
(Image credit: Twitter: @livgolf_league)

Coming into Singapore, it was announced that Laurie Canter would be replacing Sam Horsfield in the Majesticks GC side, with Canter joining teammates Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Henrik Stenson after Horsfield withdrew due to injury.

In 2023, the Majesticks side have struggled in the team format, with their best result being a sixth place finish in Orlando, with their other results being a tied 10th, two 11th place finishes, as well as being dead last in Tucson.

Bringing in Canter, the Englishman managed to finish second out of the Majesticks quartet and, on Sunday at Sentosa, he produced a hole-in-one at the par 3 17th hole as he secured a T27 finish.

Speaking after the hole-in-one, Canter revealed that: "I ended up going with a 7. I just missed it a little, so I was sort of screaming at it to stay in the air. And, yeah, I mean, when I watched it back, I couldn't believe how far it pitched on the green. So, I mean, yeah, I guess it's not the best shot I hit all day, but obviously delighted with the result."

He went on to add: "We couldn't see it go in because the..., it was just the way the light was on the green at the time. So kind of saw it bounce and heard like a sort of murmur that it was going to be a half-decent shot. And then everyone up at the green went mental at it. Yeah, we just had a bit of a laugh. Yeah, once we realized it went in we went nuts. First one in a tournament."

The ace is the third in LIV Golf history, with Matt Wolff making one back in 2022, and Chase Koepka making one in Adelaide just last week. In Australia, Koepka's hole-in-one came at the 'Watering Hole', with the American showered in beer as the surrounding fans went berserk.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

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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

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x