January 24, 2006

The Rocket's Ace Leads Celebrity Golf Team to Victory

Apparently, the Houston Astros' Roger Clemens does more than win baseball games. He plays some great golf too. Roger and fellow Texas Longhorn, Matthew McConaughey were part of the winning celebrity team at the PGA Tour's Bob Hope Chrysler Classic last week. In addition to finishing 65 under par for the week, the winning team also witnessed the greatest of all golf shots by Mr. Clemens on Saturday en route to their victory. According to published reports, Clemens made a hole in one on the par 3, second hole at the Classic Course on Saturday. While his hole in one did not win Roger a hole in one prize, it did help lead his team to victory. Had Clemens made his ace on one of the golf course's other par 3 holes, he may have had an opportunity to win a brand-new vehicle from the tournament's presenting sponsor; however, it was not to be, much to the chagrin of television commentator Paul Azinger who lamented that it is difficult enough to make a hole in one, but now they expect you to do so on a specific hole!

Editor's note: Had Chrysler choosen to cover its hole in one contests with US Hole In One, Roger would have walked away with a hole in one prize. All of US Hole In One's hole in one insurance policies include free bonus prizes for the non-grand prize par three holes at the course. Thus, while Clemens may not have won the brand-new car, he would have at least been awarded something for his remarkable acheivement.