Ben Martin Drills a 243-Yard Hole in One at WGC-Cadillac (Video)

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Match play may have its limitations, but when the result is a showdown like the one between Ben Martin and Matt Kuchar at the WGC-Cadillac World Championship in Las Vegas, the pros easily outweigh the cons.

The two golfers were squared up all day on Day One of the event before something gave on the par-3 17th—Ben Martin took the hole down in one glorious shot, giving him a hole-in-one, as well as a small lead that he would preserve through the next hole to win the match.

Here’s a clip of the fantastic shot:

Not bad. Even Matt Kuchar had to admit it was good with a big smile and a high-five. And not one of those awkward golfer high-fives, either. A real one.

Matt Kuchar had the chance to tie Ben Martin on the 18th, but he must have been haunted by the awesomeness of Ben’s hole-in-one, because he blew a short putt that cost him the hole, and the match.

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