Rory McIlroy Drills Hole-In-One At Travelers, Fans Can’t Believe It’s His 1st Ace On Tour

Rory McIlroy walks the course at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

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Rory McIlroy hit an ace on the eighth hole at TPC River Highlands on Thursday. Remarkably, it was the golf superstar’s first hole-in-one on the PGA Tour.

Prior to the tournament, McIlroy had attempted more than 3,200 tee shots on par three holes. A week after his impressive US Open showing, he finally made one.

Of course, he probably would’ve liked to have seen it come last week in Los Angeles as he fell by a single stroke to Wyndham Clark. Still, he’ll take the second-place finish as well as the $2.16 million runner-up consolation prize.

He seems to have kept the strong play going in Connecticut as he looks to climb up the FedEx Cup leaderboard. McIlroy currently sits in sixth place after winning the honor in 2022.

The Northern Ireland native is one of the most accomplished players on the Tour, having ripped off 23 career PGA wins, nine more international victories, a slew of top 10 finishes.

The four-time major champion is currently ranked third in the world according to the OWGR, and he doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

But one thing that has eluded McIlroy was that evasive first ace. On Thursday, he finally sank it.

Fans and media were stunned to learn that it was his first hole-in-one on the PGA Tour.

It only took him 3,253 tries.

The impressive shot came from 214 yards out while using a five-iron.

Through 11 holes, Rory McIlroy sits in a tie for 22nd place at -3. We’ll see if he can capitalize on the hole-in-one and continue his ascent up the leaderboard.