Henrik Stenson was an inch away from hitting a hole-in-one

BY foxsports • September 30, 2016

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson played a solid round Friday morning, and though they lost their foursomes match to the pair of Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed, captain Darren Clarke kept Rose and Stenson together for an afternoon rematch. 

The British Open champion caught fire in the middle of his round. Stenson hit a brilliant approach at the par-4 seventh hole and carded a birdie to put Europe 1-up for the match, and he came incredibly close to hitting a hole-in-one with his next shot. 

Stenson tapped in for birdie, which won Europe another hole. Had Stenson's ball dropped into the hole, it would have been the seventh ace in Ryder Cup history, and the first since 2006 (when both Paul Casey and Scott Verplank made aces). 

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