WATCH: Stewart Cink Celebrates With His Son After Ace on Augusta's 16th

With his son on the bag, Stewart Cink produced a hole-in-one at the par 3 16th

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The 16th at Augusta National has been the scene of many hole-in-ones and now, in 2022, Stewart Cink can add his name to that list, with the American producing an ace with his son on the bag. 

In 2021, we saw Tommy Fleetwood produce a hole-in-one during the very first-round. In recent years, we also saw an ace from  Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau in 2019, as well as three hole-in-ones from Shane Lowry, Louis Oosthuizen, and Davis Love III in 2016, with all three taking place in the final round.

Four-over-par through 15 holes, thanks to a birdie, two bogies and a double, Cink came to the 16th. Striking a classy shot that stopped on the top of the slope, the American saw his golf ball take the undulations of the green and glide towards the hole, where it rolled in at dead weight much to the excitement of the surrounding patrons.

What's more, Cink had his son caddying for him, with Reagan becoming a regular feature on the bag for his dad. The duo actually claimed the Safeway Open and RBC Heritage together in 2020 and 2021.

This was the 24th hole-in-one at No. 16 in tournament history and the sixth of Cink's career. It puts the American tied eighth for the most aces on the PGA Tour since the Tour began tracking hole-by-hole data in 1983.

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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