Yorkshire's gentle giant, Jonathan Thomson, has recreated a bit of golfing history as he bagged himself a hole-in-one to guarantee himself a spot at The Open over the weekend.
The 25-year-old was diagnosed with leukaemia as a child, but he continued to play golf throughout his five year battle with the disease before it went into remission when he was 12.
He is most known for his towering physique, and standing at 6ft"9, he is the tallest player in the tour's history.
And on the sixteenth 'Jiggy' Thomson bagged an ace on the 162-yard par-three hole: to the delight of the crowd.
It was the same hole that, in 1967, Tony Jacklin made the first hole in one ever televised, at the Dunlop Masters event.
After bogeying the previous hole, Thomson pitched onto the green, to the right of the hole, and the ball rolled into the hole to help knock two strokes off Thomson's score.
Thomson said of the ace: "It’s just phenomenal. The roar, the shot, everything about that hole, it’s indescribable. It was a real booster because I was grinding out there, it wasn’t easy."
Thomson finished second at the qualifying event at Hollinwell, behind Daniel Hillier, to qualify for his first Open.
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"You dream about playing in The Open as a kid and then you come here, have a hole-in-one and make the cut, and it's just like, wow," Thomson continued.
"I think every professional golfer out there, you sort of have to have a look what the mark is otherwise you've got nothing to work towards.
"I kind of knew I was always right on the bubble, but I also knew that I was playing great, so patience was key and thankfully it's paid off."
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