Tony Finau on Masters' leaderboard despite dislocating ankle in Par 3 Contest

To Finau's credit, he did at least walk the remaining three holes of the Par 3 Contest.

Finau was injured celebrating a hole-in-one during the Par 3 Contest on Wednesday.

USA golfer Tony Finau was competing in the annual Par-3 contest ahead of Thursday's Masters.

With his ankle visibly damaged, he appeared to lean down and simply push it back into place before limping back to the tee.

He proceeded to run forwards, backwards and side to side but as he turned to face the tee, he rolled his ankle and presumably dislocated the joint.

The world No 34 hobbled back up the fairway, visibly struggling to mask his pain.

X-rays last night revealed Finau had not suffered a break.

Finau said on Twitter he is optimistic he will play in Thursday's opening round.

"Crazy day. Thanks for thoughts of concern, messages and prayers from all".

It would mark Finau's debut performance at Augusta, but Finau has the tools needed to compete at the Masters.

Tiger Woods makes his Masters return at 3.42.

We'll see if the injury just looked worse than it is, but we imagine this could keep him out of the Masters.

Finau (6-foot-4, 200 pounds) is one of the best athletes on the PGA Tour. It was a very special day, one I'll never forget'.

  • Rogelio Becker