WATCH: Reigning US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick almost misses his own ACE!

2022 US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick made an ACE on Friday at Los Angeles Country Club.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2023
WATCH: Reigning US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick almost misses his own ACE!

Matt Fitzpatrick knows his way around a USGA course layout.

So much so, that the 2022 US Open champion made a hole-in-one during the second round Friday at Los Angeles Country Club in California.

Though, he almost didn't realise it.

Fitzpatrick, 28, claimed his first professional win on American soil this time last year as he defeated Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler with a clutch par on the 72nd hole at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

He made an incredible second shot from the fairway bunker on the par-4 18th that ultimately sealed the deal for the Englishman.

It was the same course that Fitzpatrick had won the US Amateur at nearly a decade prior.

Now, Fitzpatrick is making easy work of the Los Angeles Country Club for the 123rd US Open this week.

Though he shot a 1-over par 71 Thursday for the first round of the season's third major, he quickly bounced back on Friday.

After going even par through his first five holes - on the course's back nine - Fitzpatrick arrived at the 115-yard par-3 15th.

With a beautiful strike, Fitzpatrick landed his ball a few feet from the cup before it spun back into the hole for the first ace of his professional career.

Hilariously, Fitzpatrick didn't immediately realise that his ball went in the hole. But when he does, his reaction is incredible.

Watch the clip below:

Fitzpatrick's hole-in-one was also the third ace at No. 15 this week after both Matthieu Pavon and Sam Burns holed their tee shots on Thursday.

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