Rory McIlroy scores first hole-in-one as a pro

Rory McIlroy records his first career hole-in-one at HSBC Golf Championship

Rory McIlroy has done pretty well for himself as a professional golfer, but Friday brought a new accomplishment.

Teeing off on the par-3 15th hole at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, the world's top-ranked player scored the first hole-in-one of his professional career.

"Obviously, beers are on me tonight," he said.

McIlroy is making his season debut at Abu Dhabi, returning from vacation after a highly successful 2014.

The ace helped him to a second-round 66, leaving him two strokes behind Martin Kaymer heading into the weekend. Thomas Pieters is in second, one stroke back.

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