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Stunning hole-in-one bags golfer beautiful BMW worth more than €125,000

Englishman James Morrison initially gave his caddie an earful because he thought his shot had gone over the green.

English golfer James Morrison.
English golfer James Morrison.
Image: Steve Paston

A BEAUTIFUL CAR for a beautiful shot.

English golfer James Morrison won his second BMW in four years with a hole-in-one at the par-three 14th hole at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth yesterday.

The 31-year-old’s ace from 187 yards sparked joyous scenes on the tee-box and right the way down to the flag with compatriot Andy Sullivan seemingly just as delighted with the shot as Morrison.

The stunning effort with his five iron, which dropped straight into the hole after two bounces, landed Morrison a delicious-looking BMW i8 worth more than €125,000. And it rescued what was a disappointing weekend for the Chertsey native, who finished in a tie for 47th on three-over, 12 shots behind winner Chris Wood.

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“I went from making double bogey to hitting the best shot I’ve hit all week, straight down the flag,” Morrison told the European Tour’s website.

“Watching the highlights, it’s gone in at real speed. I gave my caddie a bit of an earful as I thought it had gone over the green, but it was a great feeling when I realised it had gone in. The crowd were amazing.

“I’m going to keep the car, for sure. I’ve been looking for a new car anyway. I would have preferred to play better over the weekend – plus four at the weekend doesn’t really get it done – but it’s a nice end to a really good week.”

Morrison’s effort was the third hole-in-one of the week following Scott Jamieson’s effort on the 10th hole in the second round, which won him a BMW M2, and Rikard Karlberg’s ace on the second yesterday. Unfortunately for the Swede, there was no car on offer for making an eagle on the second.

Source: BMW Golfsport/YouTube

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