Mike Benzie is managing editor of PGA.com.
Players with most holes in one on the PGA Tour
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Sunday, May 24, 2015 | 8:11 a.m.
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.
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.