Then suddenly Finau rolled over his ankle and fell to the ground.
On the seventh hole, Finau, ranked 34th in the world, flew his ball to the back of the green, and it spun back into the hole.
X-rays later showed it was not broken, with the American waiting on the results of an MRI scan before deciding whether to go ahead with the tournament. The most unbelievable part of this is Finau appears to pop his ankle back in place.
He later Tweeted: 'Crazy day.
Tom Watson won the contest, shooting 6-under PAR - one shot better than Tommy Fleetwood and Thomas Pieters.
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Finau is scheduled to tee off at the 2018 Masters at 12:43 p.m. ET on Thursday.
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Finau, who was playing with his mother and children, aced his shot and chose to run up to the green in celebration.
Finau did not meet with reporters, only saying, "I'm going to get it checked out" as he headed into the clubhouse.
Hopefully, Finau is able to play this week, but he would not be the first golfer to miss the Masters after a random accident. To complete a remarkable afternoon, Nicklaus allowed his grandson take his tee-shot at the last and was reduced to tears when Gary aced the hole.