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German golfer Kaymer's skim shot inspires amateurs at Augusta Masters

April 4, 2012 - Washington

German golfer Martin Kaymer's trick shot hole-in-one during a practice session for the Augusta Masters - which saw the ball skim across a lake - has inspired amateurs to attempt to repeat his feat.

All players have been urged by the crowds to try to skim the ball across the surface of the water at the short 16th and onto the green at the other side during practice sessions at the Augusta National.

But the 27-year-old German went one better, bouncing the ball up into the hole.

The tradition of trying to skim the ball on the 170-yard, par 3 hole in believed to have been started by Lee Trevino in the 1980s.

It is unlikely, however, that any of the professionals will try to play the shot in the tournament proper.


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