Mark Hubbard at the Barbasol Championship on July 9.

The “No, no, no, no, YES!” moment is well-known in football when a seemingly-disastrous play turns into something magical, but it’s more unusual to see it in golf, and to see the golfer in question think their shot is headed for disaster before it turns out great. That’s what happened for Mark Hubbard at the Rocket Mortgage Classic (a PGA Tour event at the Detroit Golf Club) Thursday. On the 216-yard par-3 11th hole, Hubbard hit a shot he thought was doomed, dropping his club and letting out a “God, that’s embarrassing.” And then he watched the shot fall in for a hole-in-one:

That video then has a bunch of fun conversations, including “It doesn’t count, you can’t drop your club.” And the nonplussed look from the dad and son behind Hubbard is great, too.

The 33-year-old Hubbard (seen at top at the Barbasol Championship on July 9) previously hit holes-in-one at the 2014 Frys.com Open and the 2019 Nashville Golf Open, both Korn Ferry Tour events. Hubbard, who played collegiate golf for San Jose State before turning pro, won the 2013 PGA Tour Canada Wildfire Invitational and the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour LECOM Suncoast Classic. He hasn’t won a PGA Tour event yet, though, and his overall round here was a 68, which has him tied for 20th in this event. But if he keeps hitting aces, even ones he doesn’t expect, there may be greater things ahead for him.

[USA Today; photo from Jordan Prather/USA Today Sports]

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