Sunday 20 October 2019

Premier League referee helps golfer score hole-in-one

Mike Dean, known for his flamboyant refereeing style, celebrated the win with high-fives and hugs.

Mike Dean doing his day job (PA)
Mike Dean doing his day job (PA)

By Megan Baynes, PA

Premier League referee Mike Dean helped Australian golfer Whitney Hillier score a hole-in-one at the Mediterranean Open.

Dean, known for his flamboyant refereeing style, celebrated the win with high-fives and hugs.

Hillier made the hole-in-one at the par three 17th hole. She signed for a 66 and finished the day in a share of eighth place.

Hillier said: “I hit a really solid five iron. It looked good all the way, but I couldn’t see it. I had to wait until the cameraman put his hand up and then I could celebrate.”

She has the Premier League referee on the bag for the first time this week and added: “We are really good friends and he asked if I wanted a caddie for the week and I said, ‘Why not?’ He’s a great guy and we’ve had a lot of fun.”

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