WATCH: Jordan Smith Wins Two Cars With Hole-In-One At Scottish Open

The Englishman won a luxury Genesis car for himself and his caddie after making an ace at the Scottish Open

Jordan Smith hits a hole-in-one at the Scottish Open
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As far as Fridays go, Jordan Smith and his caddie had a pretty good one at the Scottish Open. Not only is the Englishman sitting in the top ten after rounds of 68 and 69 in the hardest of the conditions at the Renaissance Club, but no matter what happens over the weekend, the player-caddie duo will leave East Lothian in possession of new cars after Smith made a hole-in-one at the par-3 17th.

Scotland's national Open is co-sanctioned this year as part of the strategic alliance between golf's two main tours, with Genesis putting up not one but two luxury cars in its first year as the new tournament sponsor.

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Smith will drive away with the GV70 for his efforts, while his caddie and best friend will receive the GV60. 

After battling through the worst of the weather on Thursday to post a two-under 68, the Englishman made a torrid start to his second round, with three bogeys in his first four holes plummeting him down the leaderboard.

The 29-year-old steadied the ship with pars to the turn before getting back to level par for the day and two-under for the tournament as he stepped onto the 17th tee. Measuring 186 yards, Smith used the contours to perfection in order to find the tucked left hole location, landing his ball in the front-middle portion and watching as the classic links surface did the rest. 

A bogey at the last perhaps took some of the shine off the round and his achievement, but the Englishman is still in great shape heading into the weekend with the wind set to pick up for the afternoon starters. 

Andrew Wright
Andrew Wright

A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he went on to enjoy a spell freelancing for Stats Perform producing football reports, and then for RacingNews365 covering Formula 1. However, he couldn't turn down the opportunity to get back into the sport he grew up watching and playing and now covers a mixture of equipment, instruction and news for Golf Monthly's website and print title.


Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.


As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.


What's in Andy's bag?

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)

3-wood: TaylorMade M1 (15°)

Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro '19 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1