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Hal Sutton
PGA of America
Hal Sutton won the 1983 PGA Championship at Riviera Country Club. He currently holds the record for most holes in one on PGA Tour with 10.

The awlays entertaining Miguel Angel Jimenez made both SportsCenter and changes to the European Tour record book Saturday with his 10th hole-in-one in European Tour play. The tee shot from 148 yards at the BMW PGA Championship was followed by a trademark holstering of his iron followed by a little dance.

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The ace meant Jimenez surpassed Colin Montgomerie at nine.

Those are two of the more well-known players of course, both currently at No. 4 and No. 6 on the European Tour career money list.

The top 10 on the PGA Tour certainly contains well-known players, but none are names that might be first guessed if this was a trivia question at your neighborhood pizza joint.

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Tops on the list, equaling Jimenez, is Hal Sutton with 10. The PGA Champion last had an ace in the 2003 Bank of America Colonial.

Here's the rest of the top 15, according the PGA Tour Media Guide.

  • Robert Allenby, 9
  • Hubert Green, 8
  • Gil Morgan, 8
  • Scott Hoch, 7
  • Corey Pavin, 7
  • Bob Tway, 7
  • Lanny Wadkins, 7
  • Willie Wood, 7
  • Gibby Gilbert, 6
  • Billy Mayfair, 6
  • Rocco Mediate, 6
  • Charles Howell III, 6
  • Larry Rinker, 6
  • Loren Roberts, 6 

For many, noticeably absent are players such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, even though it's probaby understood that lifetime achievement isn't really connected to a shot that relies on such chance. Mickelson has five on the PGA Tour, Nicklaus and Woods three and Palmer two. Woods had three in consecutive years in the late 90s, but hasn't connected on the PGA Tour since the 1998 Sprint Invitational. By the way, youngster Jordan Spieth is already at 1 with an ace in the 2013 Puerto Rico Open.


Stephen Curry
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Stephen Curry hit the driving range in California before hitting the hardwood in Houston.
When the Golden State Warriors' charter flight from Oakland to Houston on Friday was delayed for six hours, most players returned home for a little more family time.
So did Steph Curry – after he and a few teammates stopped by a nearby golf course to hit a bucket of balls.
The NBA's newly crowned Most Valuable Player is, as we all know by now, dedicated golfer, so his quick trip to the practice range is certainly no surprise. And just as Curry is known for jetting around the basketball court, he also quickly worked his way through his range session – he still had enough time to spend a couple hours with his family before heading back to the airport, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.
The Warriors finally made it to Houston about 10:00 p.m. Friday night, and are playing the Rockets in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. Ironiclaly, the more games that Curry and the Warriors win in the playoffs, the longer they have to wait for their golf-filled offseason to begin.
May 23, 2015 - 8:33am
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Miguel Angel Jimenez
European Tour Twitter Account
For the second time in as many weeks, the world's most interesting golfer -- Miguel Angel Jimenez -- has scored a hole-in-one.

OK... trust me. You're not experiencing a case of déjà vu.

For the second time in two weeks, Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez has scored a hole-in-one.

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Jimenez, on the par-3 second hole at Wentworth in the third round of the BMW PGA Championship, notched the 10th hole-in-one of his career, a new record on the European Tour. After last week's ace, he was tied with Colin Montgomerie at nine aces apiece.

Here's the latest ace and, much to our delight, he broke out in a celebratory dance yet again:


In case you missed it at the Spanish Open last week, here's that ace:

So, in a matter of minutes, fans at the BMW PGA Championship have been treated to an albatross and a hole-in-one.

How often does that happen? 

May 23, 2015 - 8:14am
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Tommy Fleetwood
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Check out this albatross made by Tommy Fleetwood in the third round of the BMW PGA Championship on Saturday. It's as perfect a second-shot to a par 5 you'll ever see.

An absolute stroke of genius.

That's what this shot was for 24-year-old Englishman Tommy Fleetwood in the third round of the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Saturday -- an albatross on the par-5 fourth hole.

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Everything about the shot was perfect. Check it out here:

That gorgeous shot -- the third albatross in the history of the tournament -- put Fleetwood at 4 under through four holes and 8 under for the tournament (two off the lead at the time of this post).

Impressively, Fleetwood's playing partner Victor Dubuisson eagled the hole. So, the pair played one hole in 5-under par. That's amazing.


In case you're keeping track at home, the tournament has now featured an ace and an albatross this week. 

Brittany Lincicome
Brittany Lincicome via Instagram
Brittany Lincicome got a sweet reward for pulling off an amazing trick shot.
The LPGA Tour is off this week, but Brittany Lincicome is keeping busy on the course. Her game is in good shape – she won the ANA Inspiration just last month – so she's spending a little time working on trick shots.
Check this one out: She sets a piece of candy on her ball, and takes an easy swing. The ball goes flying and the candy pops up into the air. She takes a couple of steps – and catches the candy in her mouth. Wow!
As if that wasn't impressive enough, she notes on Instagram that she pulled this off on her first try. Double wow!
Check it out:

Candy on top of ball trick. Take 1. Got it Hahahaha. Funny @dewald_gouws @trevthemachoman

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