A hole-in-one one on the par-4 33rd hole? Yeah, that just happened! Congratulations, Sammy Schmitz.
— USGA (@USGA) October 8, 2015
In the spirit of this week's Presidents Cup, it seemed appropriate to go back into the archives for a classic moment in the event for Throwback Thursday.
The year was 2007, Day 2 of the competition at Royal Montreal in Canada. Woody Austin, a 43-year-old Presidents Cup rookie, pulled his drive into the water on the short, par-4 14th hole.
Since it's match play and you never know what can happen, you've got to sometimes attempt shots you might not otherwise even think of playing.
So, that's what Austin did. And this, for our entertainment, was the result:
I can tell you firsthand from being there for the tournament, it was not warm. At all. For that effort, Austin certainly earned the nickname, "Aquaman."
That dip in the pond along with stuff like breaking a putter over his head makes Austin a YouTube legend.
PGA of America Championships
Benton Harbor, Mich.
Sahalee Country Club
Baltusrol Golf Club
Hazeltine National Golf Club