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Fun Facts: The Ball Skipping Tradition at The Masters

By April 3, 2012

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Which tradition at The Masters is the most fun? Take your pick. The one that is least serious, however, is pretty easy to spot: skipping golf balls across the No. 16 pond.

It's also one of the youngest traditions at The Masters, even though its specific origins are murky.

Most golfers make a literal splash when trying to skip a ball across the water. On Monday, Martin Kaymer made a much bigger splash with a skip ball hole-in-one.

Why do golfers skip their golf balls during practice rounds? Who started it? Has anyone else made an ace? Questions, questions ... so here are some answers - read our FAQ on the Masters skip shot tradition.

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April 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm
(1) Colin MacGillivray says:

For those interested in maths and random events, Martin Kaymer, who previously amazingly had not had a hole in one has now had two this year.

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