Date: April 09, 2009
Author: PA Sport

Norman fires a hole-in-one

Greg Norman holed-in-one with wife Chris Evert as his caddie, but it is South African Tim Clark who carries the par-three jinx into this year&aposs Masters. While Norman aced the 140-yard 6th Clark, runner-up to Phil Mickelson in the main event three years ago, sank his tee shot to the 135-yard 9th to complete a five-under-par 22 and win by two from Spain&aposs Jose Maria Olazabal and American amateur Jack Newman. No winner of the annual fun competition played on the short course adjoining the main Augusta National lay-out has ever gone on to win the tournament proper four days later. American John Merrick aced the 70-yard second, while Sandy Lyle and Ian Poulter both won nearest-the-pin prizes. Gary Player, who plays his record 52nd and final Masters this year, was joined by fellow greats Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer for the competition. Player holed his last tee shot just like Clark, but it was his second attempt over the water.