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Slam Dunk Hole-Outs: Six Of The Best

There are few highlight reels that get our attention more readily than a collection of slam-dunk golf shots.

Be they bunker hole-outs which gracefully flop into the hole much to the delight of their sand-dwelling master, or approach shots from 180 yards out with the exponent telling everyone and anyone who will listen that they did indeed play for it, we love them all.

And, because we're considerate sorts here at Hole19 HQ, we thought we would gather together six of our favourite slam-dunk golf shots of recent times. You're welcome!!

Marcel Siem (Porsche European Open 2017)

Just last year the German Marcel Siem scored the unlikeliest of slam-dunks at the Porsche European Open.

On the par-3 17th hole he managed a hole-in-one without the ball touching the surface of the green before slamming into the hole. A brand new Porsche Panamera was the icing on the cake.

Tony Finau (Valspar Championship 2017)

Finding the greenside bunker at the par-3 sixth hole at the 2017 Valspar Championship, American Tony Finau had his work cut out to save par.

He would stun the watching gallery - and seemingly himself - by flopping his recovery shot straight into the cup for a birdie.

Russell Henley (2017 Masters)

There's likely no better arena to bag a slam-dunk golf shot than at the home of arguably the most prestigious major championship, the Masters.

At the 2017 tournament Russell Henley hammered his approach shot laser-like into the hole at Augusta National's fifth hole (Magnolia).

Justin Leonard (2014 Players Championship)

Back in 2014, Justin Leonard's slam-dunk was so ferocious that green staff needed to recut the hole due to the catastrophic damage.

OK, so 'catastrophic' is probably a little strong but check out the impact in the video below and you'll see this was no minor collision.

Ernie Els (2016 Quicken Loans National)

'Big Easy' got in on the 'slam-dunk' action during the third round of the 2016 Quicken Loans National. Ernie nailed his 157-yard approach shot to score an awesome eagle much to the delight of the crowd on the par-4 12th hole

Justin Rose (2018 Valspar Championship)

Current Olympic champ Justin Rose had another golden moment at the par-five 11th hole during his third round at this year's Valspar Championship.

Attacking the flag from 120 yards, the Englishman saw his effort shoot unerringly into the cup for a slam-dunk eagle.

Everyone loves a good slam-dunk but which ones stand out in your mind? Let us know below:

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