Jamie Donaldson scores an ace at European Tour's South Africa Open

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Jamie Donaldson had an ear-to-ear smile after an ace in the first round of the South Africa Open on Thursday.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, January 11, 2018 | 9:33 a.m.

Jamie Donaldson -- the man who clinched the winning point for Europe at the 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland in his singles match against Keegan Bradley -- had a wide smile on Thursday.

In the first round of the European Tour's South Africa Open, Donaldson was even par for the day when he stepped up to the 173-yard, par-3 14th hole at Glendower Country Club.

And that's where he did this, to immediately move to 2 under:

Isn't it nice when you can just leave the putter in the bag?

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.