Pinehurst No. 2, June 12-16, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Zach Johnson Aces 9th Hole at US Open

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    MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 30: Zach Johnson of the USA reacts to a shot on the ninth hole as Graeme McDowell and Ken Comboy of Europe look on during the Singles Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 30, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

    Zach Johnson has made a hole-in-one at the U.S. Open.

    Johnson aced the 172-yard ninth hole at Pinehurst No. 2, taking advantage of a favorable pin placement on the right side of the green.

    His shot landed about 20 feet left of the flag, bounced twice, then curled down a ridge into the cup.

    Johnson flipped his club in the air and thrust his arms toward the sky while the gallery roared. Then he took off on a celebratory jog along the ropes, first slapping hands with fans along the right side, then sprinting across to the other side of the hole.

    It was the third year in a row that a player made a hole-in-one at the U.S. Open. Johnson's ace was the 44th in tournament history.