Tuesday 27 September 2016

Video: Watch Jamie Dornan's incredible shot as he eagles the 18th hole at St Andrews

Published 03/10/2015 | 12:21

Jamie Dornan (left) and Steve Redgrave during day one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Old Course St Andrews
Jamie Dornan (left) and Steve Redgrave during day one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Old Course St Andrews

Holywood born actor Jamie Dornan has proved there is more than one talented golfer from Co Down.

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The 33-year-old actor joined the likes of Brian O'Driscoll, AP McCoy, Kevin Pietersen, Ruud Gullit, Huey Lewis and Ronan Keating at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews.

But the Fifty Shades actor showed he was a class above the rest as he wowed the crowd and commentators when he eagled the 18th hole during the first round of the Pro-Am championship.

It's a shot at one of the most historic holes in golf that fellow Northern Irishmen Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke would be proud of.

Dornan, playing with American professional Peter Uihlein in the Team Championship, rolled in a 30-foot putt for the eagle two.

He said: “That’s up there as one of the most amazing feelings of my life. Whatever your standard, you have your moments in golf when you play a great shot, but it’s usually on some dirt track of a course.

"To do that here at St Andrews, on the 18th, well, that’s the closest I am going to get to winning the Open.

He added: “It’s a shame Rory wasn’t here to see that, but I’ll be texting him to let him know.”

The European Tour posted the shot to their Twitter page which showed Dornan covering his face in disbelief as he watched the ball roll in.

Jamie Dornan has enjoyed a hugely successful year as he took on the lead role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the Fifty Shades book trilogy.

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