Mark Wahlberg just missed scoring a hole-in-one about a month ago during the Pebble Beach Pro-Am at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course. Just inches away from the big moment, the actor spun a 153-yard-shot for what wound up a rather disappointing birdie.
On Friday morning, however, luck was on Mark Wahlberg’s side. The actor achieved his hole-in-one at Pelican Hill Golf Club. He was using one of Rory McIroy’s balls. He proudly displayed it when sharing his excitement on social media.
Just made a hole in one at Pelican Hill from 161. 9 iron. Happy Friday! pic.twitter.com/jKidcx8jI3
— Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) March 11, 2016
Rory McIlroy lauded Mark Wahlberg–and remarked about the ball.
Nice!! 1 more hole in one than I've made with those golf balls this year! I'll have to catch up ??⛳️ https://t.co/O3KifZSgJv
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) March 11, 2016
Golf isn’t Mark Wahlberg’s only sports passion. In 2013, the former rapper bought into the Barbados Tridents cricket franchise.
“I am a huge cricket fan now,” he said at the time. “I’m excited to be a part of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League because I know cricket is huge in the Caribbean and a rich part of the region’s heritage,” Wahlberg said in a statement. “Sports and entertainment are a powerful combination, and the LCPL will appeal to a huge audience worldwide.”
The brother of actor and New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg and his brothers are partners in a restaurant venture, too, called Wahlbergers.
Mark Wahlberg was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Martin Scorsese’s 2006 film The Departed.
After Friday’s score, do you think Mark Wahlberg would say he favors acting or golfing more?