Tony Finau dislocates ankle in Masters hole-in-one celebration

Tony Finau celebrates a hole-in-one before dislocating his ankle at Augusta.

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  • Tony Finau dislocates ankle celebrating hole-in-one
  • American puts joint back in place
  • Jack Nicklaus' grandson also makes ace

(CNN)Holes-in-one are breaking news, but Tony Finau nearly took that literally when he dislocated his ankle celebrating an ace before popping it back in again during the Masters par-three tournament.

Finau's ankle-rolling moment was in sharp contrast to the jump for joy of Jack Nicklaus' 15-year-old grandson, who also scored a hole-in-one in the traditional Masters curtain raiser.
America's Finau danced backwards down the fairway after holing out from the seventh tee with his wife and four children watching, but turned his left ankle and collapsed to the floor.
    Finau reached down and repositioned the joint and continued playing in the family friendly event, in which family and friends act as caddies and often hit shots and take putts on Augusta's picturesque short course Wednesday.
    The 28-year-old was later taken for X-rays, which revealed there was no break.
    "Crazy day," Finau later tweeted. "Thanks for thoughts of concern, messages and prayers from all. I'm optimistic."
    After an MRI scan Thursday morning, he was cleared to make his Masters debut.
    Last year favorite and world No.1 Dustin Johnson injured his back falling down stairs on the eve of the Masters and had to pull out.