Tony Finau 'optimistic' he can play in Masters after ankle injury

Watch: Tony Finau Hits Hole In One During Par 3 Contest, Turns His Ankle While Celebrating

Tony Finau might've just hurt himself celebrating a hole-in-one.

Finau wrote on Twitter that he's "optimistic" that he'll be ready for his 12:43 p.m. ET tee time. You run down the fairway to celebrate, but the next thing you know, you're on your knees with a dislocated ankle.

After X-rays at a hospital didn't show a break, Finau was trying to keep the swelling down, the Golf Channel reported.

Tom Watson won the contest, shooting 6-under PAR - one shot better than Tommy Fleetwood and Thomas Pieters.

Tony Finau pulled off a superhuman effort of gargantuan proportions to grab a share of second spot after the opening day of the Masters.

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This morning, Finau was cleared to play.

Going into the Masters, Finau was believed to be a potential sleeper to win the whole tournament. Mind over matter for me. "It did. I think maybe it was a little bit of adrenaline". It's the only tournament I watch on TV, and I watch it all four days.

Hopefully, Finau is able to play this week, but he would not be the first golfer to miss the Masters after a random accident.

Last year, world No.1 Dustin Johnson injured his back while falling down stairs on the eve of The Masters and had to pull out. He then completed the final two holes of his round.

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