For touring professionals, hovering around the cut line late on a Friday afternoon is no fun.
Playing the 329-yard, par-4 ninth hole -- his 18th of the day -- in the second round of the AFRASIA Bank Mauritius Open on the European Tour Friday at Heritage Golf Club, Spain's Javi Colomo needed a birdie to make the cut.
Talk about pressure.
Colomo put a mighty lash on the ball with his driver. Seconds later, his round was over and he safely made the cut -- he didn't need to hit a second shot, or a putt... Colomo aced the hole to record the first hole-in-one in the history of the European Tour, an albatross, for a 2-under 69.
Here's some of what he told EuropeanTour.com:
"It's the first time in my life I hit an unbelievable driver, very high with a little cut," said Colomo.
"I tried to stop the ball on the green and the ball found the hole. I needed a birdie to make the cut, double eagle is just fantastic.
"I did a good job for 36 holes -- I deserved to play the weekend. After the three putt on eight, I was very angry. I thought I could hit a good driver and make eagle or birdie."
In the history of the PGA Tour, there has only been one ace on a par 4. Andrew Magee turned the trick with a hole-in-one on the par-4 17th hole at TPC Scottsdale in 2001, when his ball actually ricocheted off the putter of Tom Byrum up ahead on the green.
In a pro-am for the McGladrey Classic last year, Jason Kokrak scored an ace on a 409-yard par 4, but it's considered "unofficial" as it did not come during the course of the tournament.
We're hoping video of Colomo's awesome feat will surface soon.