Eddie Pepperell bags European Tour award

Eddie Pepperell

Eddie Pepperell’s unusual hole-in-one at the Sky Sports British Masters – which he won to capture his second European Tour title - has been voted the 2018 European Tour ‘Shot of the Year’ by fans.

The Englishman produced the highlight of the opening round with his maiden European Tour ace on the par-3 ninth at Walton Health.

The 27-year-old hit the pin with his tee shot before the ball landed on the green and spun back into the cup to the delight of home crowds.

• 5 things you missed in golf during the Christmas holidays

"This is very cool," Pepperell said. "The British Masters was a massive tournament for me and that shot sparked off the week."

“With the wind, the ninth was a tough hole all week, picking the right club and ball flight was tricky. I hit a really good seven iron and it never left the pin. It obviously got lucky but it nearly went in on the fly. It's one of the craziest aces I think I've seen.

• AT A GLANCE - 2019 EQUIPMENT MOVES & RUMOURS

"I owe a massive thanks to all the fans who voted."

Over the course of three weeks, Pepperell’s hole-in-one received nearly a quarter of all fan votes, narrowly topping Italian Renato Paratore’s miracle escape on the 72nd hole of the Porsche European Open, and beating out competition from the likes of Justin Thomas, Justin Rose and Russell Knox.

• Is another Ryder Cup winner set to join Honma?

Pepperell joins Joost Luiten, Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Jamie Donaldson, Henrik Stenson, Louis Oosthuizen and Graeme McDowell as the winners of the award since 2010.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
DRIVING TIPS FROM A TOUR PRO | with Ewen Ferguson
Ewen Ferguson
play button
WATCH: A round of golf with Justin Thomas
Watch
play button
CAN A CLUB GOLFER COMPETE WITH A TOUR PRO?
David Law
play button
HOW TO WARM UP FOR A ROUND OF GOLF LIKE A TOUR PRO
David Law
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Olympics: Star duo ruled OUT of Tokyo Games
Pro launches scathing attack on PGA Tour
Collin Morikawa: “Representing USA is the biggest honour”
Rickie Fowler provides Tiger Woods rehab update
Scott Herald triumphs on Get Back To Golf Tour

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
The correct grip is essential to good ball striking
Watch
play button
The keys to a good rhythm
Watch
play button
How to square the clubface at impact
Callaway
play button
How to improve your takeaway
Callaway
See all videos right arrow