Tony Finau dislocates ankle after ace

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Tony Finau’s 12.43pm tee-time tomorrow could well be in jeopardy after the American dislocated his ankle celebrating a hole-in-one during the Par-3 contest.

According to Golfweek, Finau declined interviews as he left but was said to have mouthed to a spectator, “We’ll see”.

Finau scored an ace on the sixth hole of the Par-3 Course at Augusta National and, upon seeing the ball finish in the hole, he dropped his club and took off running up towards the green in celebration. However, when he turned back around to face the tee, his left ankle gave way underneath him.

He then appeared to pop the joint back in place and limped back towards the tee, whilst gesturing to his family.

Finau walked the remaining three holes and subsequently had an MRI scan afterwards at an Augusta hospital. He will be assessed again this morning before a decision is whether or not he will be able to play.

This is Finau’s first Masters. He is scheduled to play alongside two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer and Japanese ace Yuta Ikeda.

The news comes almost exactly one year on from Dustin Johnson’s slip on the stairs on the eve of last year’s Masters, forcing him to pull out of the event just minutes before his scheduled tee-time. 

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