T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.
Golfer wins $1 million for ace in tournament
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Monday, August 26, 2013 | 2:12 p.m.
Our friends at BleacherReport.com have the story, with video, of a gentleman named Jeff Barton, who became $1 million richer last Thursday thanks to a timely hole-in-one.
I know what you're thinking -- since when is a hole-in-one not timely?
Never, I suppose, but it's certainly more timely than usual when there's a $1 million prize on the line.
Barton teed off on the ninth hole at the Corley's Albuquerque Lincoln Volvo Golf Tournament on Thursday in New Mexico with the hopes of sinking a hole-in-one and winning a million bucks. He did just that.
And the somewhat sizable crowd goes wild in a sensible manner!
Bob's Blitz spots the one video that proves a day of golf isn't always comprised of balls lost in the lake or putts missed from five feet out.
No, sometimes golf can be pretty darn great.
According to the report, this annual tournament hosted by East Mountain High School in Sandia Park, N.M., took place at Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club. The $125 entry fee seems like a good chunk of change to enter a tourney, but you also get the chance to win either a Lincoln MKZ Hybrid or $1 million.
... According to East Mountain High website, the odds of Barton's feat were 12,500 to 1 and the $1 million prize money is covered by an insurance policy.
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