Back in January, Justin Thomas was asked by reporters about a course he hasn’t played but would like to. The answer was immediate—Pine Valley Golf Club, ranked as the No. 1 course on Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Courses list. JT described how stoked he was to be making his maiden voyage in April along with a group of buddies.

It appears that trip to Pine Valley got even more special. Word is that Rickie Fowler was one of those buddies with him on the trip—and Fowler made a hole-in-one on Pine Valley’s third hole on Wednesday morning. Fowler reportedly used a 7-iron from 182 yards.

Pine Valley’s third hole is an ideal setting for an ace. The elevated tee box provides a perfect view of the green—meaning Fowler and his buddies likely were able to see the ball find the bottom of the cup on the putting surface that rolls sharply right to left.

Here’s the view from the tee box, courtesy of our recently updated “Every Hole At” video of Pine Valley:

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And here’s footage of Pine Valley’s third hole from our “Every Hole At: Pine Valley” video:

Fowler is no stranger to holes-in-one. The five-time PGA Tour winner has three aces in his career on tour, most recently holing his tee shot at the seventh hole during the final round of the 2023 WM Phoenix Open. He also just took down the Par-3 Contest at this year’s Masters Tournament—so we know Fowler has been throwing darts on one-shotters at the moment.

Here’s the ace from last year’s WM Phoenix Open:

We’ll venture to say that an ace at a bucket list course—playing alongside some buddies—ranks among the top holes-in-one that Fowler’s had in his life. Though Pine Valley’s no-phone policies might’ve prohibited Fowler from having the moment on camera, we’d also hope that his buddies might’ve taken a photo that will be shared on social media once the group’s trip is complete. Stay tuned!

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