ISHIKAWA AND FOWLER BOTH CARD ACES AT QUICKEN LOANS

Ryo Ishikawa and Rickie Fowler make the 34th and 35th holes-in-one on this season’s PGA TOUR

ISHIKAWA AND FOWLER BOTH CARD ACES AT QUICKEN LOANS

By James Dobbin

On Thursday, Ryo Ishikawa was first to hit the mark when he aced the 178-yard, par-three fourth with his eight-iron at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, in Gainesville, Virginia.

The ace – the second of his career – saw him go on to achieve an eight-under 63 in the opening round of the Quicken Loans National. It was the 34th hole-in-one on TOUR this season.

Footage of Ishikawa’s ace can be seen here: http://bit.ly/1OEKnoZ

Not to be outdone, Rickie Fowler went on to close his opening round in true form with his second competitive hole-in-one on the 176-yard, par-three ninth (his 18th hole of the day) with a choked down seven-iron to shoot a four-under 67.

Fowler celebrated in great form by sending beer over to the media centre, embracing the long-held tradition of buying drinks for the clubhouse.

Fowler’s hole-in-one can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1OShI0p