August 19, 2008

Hole In Ones by Legends of the Game

Even though these hole in ones didn’t make our previous list (Top 5 Pro tour Aces), the players who made them will always be remembered as legends of the game.

This time we, at US Hole In One, will start with Lee Trevino. Known for being down to earth and borderline talkative, Mr. Trevino was always fan favorite. In the 1987 Skins Game he holed out on the 17th hole at PGA west. With that he won five skins and $175 000 which was pretty substantial at that time.

Next is Paul Azinger, who is better known as “Zinger.” In the 1988 PGA Championship he handled all 202 yards of the fourth hole at Oak Tree Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma with just a 6 iron. He wanted to hit a 7 iron but his caddy coaxed him into hitting a six. Good move!

The people’s champ Arnold Palmer holed out on the third hole at the TPC at Avenel in 1986. The only downside was that there weren’t many witnesses. A camera crew came the next day and Palmer promptly told them that that they were late. Actually they weren’t as Arnie then teed it up and made another ace. With that he proved that lightning can strike twice.

The best part of this is that there will be more of these spectacular holes in one in the years to come. The pool of talent is increasing as more players make their way onto the PGA and European PGA tours