WATCH: Max Homa Makes A Hole-In-One At The Arnold Palmer Invitational

At the par-3 14th, Max Homa found the bottom of the cup for his first hole-in-one on the PGA Tour

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The Arnold Palmer Invitational is one of the most lucrative tournaments in the PGA Tour schedule and, on Saturday, the event saw its first ever hole-in-one at the 14th, as Max Homa's Pitching Wedge found the bottom of the cup.

Coming to the 163-yard par-3, the 31-year-old had been one-over-par for the tournament. However, as he left the green, he was back to being under, with the stunning ace his first ever on the PGA Tour.

Watch Homa's hole-in-one below:

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Recently, we saw two hole-in-ones at the Waste Management Phoenix Open from Sam Ryder and Carlos Ortiz. Although those aces were perhaps a lot rowdier at TPC Scottsdale, Homa's at Bay Hill, was equally as skilled, with his wedged approach pitching on the green and rolling into the hole like a putt.

Although the celebration seemed pretty muted, with Homa producing a little shimmy, it is yet another memorable moment that will no doubt be mentioned on his Twitter following the conclusion of his third round.

The hole-in-one also comes just a day after Homa jokingly made comments about the recent Player Interaction Program results, with the 31-year-old stating: "It's the most arbitrary 'contest' ever" and that "I don't care. I hope they blow it up at some point, or just hand the money to people."

In recognition of Homa’s hole-in-one, Mastercard will now donate $200,000 to the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation, with Mastercard also providing tournament fans who purchased tickets to the Palmer Patio (located on the 14th hole) two grounds passes to the 2023 event.

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

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x