Fleetwood took dead aim in the late afternoon calm and fired at the pin from 170 yards.

His ball landed a few paces in front of the hole and never looked like going anywhere but the bottom of the cup.

The Englishman flung his arms in the air in celebration as the handful of spectators on hand roared.

It was the 23rd ace at the hole in the Masters, and the 16th this century. The other par-3s at Augusta have given up just nine between them.

Fleetwood also had an ace during the World Golf Championships-Match Play event in Austin, Texas a fortnight ago.