Double hole-in-one triggers $192,400 fan windfall

Justin Thomas
Further rewards await spectators for a third hole-in-one after Justin Thomas matched George McNeill's feat

Hundreds of lucky golf fans shared a $192,400 (£123,000) windfall after a double hole-in-one at the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia, USA.

Americans George McNeill, 39 and Justin Thomas, 22 triggered the pay-out at the par-three 18th.

McNeill earned each spectator at the hole $100 (£64), with those there for Thomas's feat collecting $500 (£320).

A third will lead to a final $1,000 (£640) fan pay-day in the charity deal funded by course owner Jim Justice.

McNeill, who finished with a three-under 67 said: "I had a lot of new friends on 18. They were all thanking me as I walked off."

Thomas, also three-under, said: "It's really cool that Mr Justice does that. It just gives everyone more reason to come here and watch."

Tiger Woods carded a four-under-par 66, the former world number one's lowest opening round since September 2013.

Scott Langley is clubhouse leader going into day two on eight-under, with England's Brian Davis two shots off the leader on six-under.

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