The 2004 Senior PGA Championship
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Round 1 Notebook: Dill rebounds from triple with ace

By Bob Denney, PGA of America

Terry Dill recorded his second career hole-in-one and the fifth for a Champions Tour member this year by holing a 7-iron Thursday on the 172-yard, par-3 11th hole at Valhalla Golf Club. Dill preceded his momentous stroke by making a triple bogey-8 on the par-5 10th hole. He last made an ace in the 1999 Vantage Championship.

It was the first hole-in-one in a Senior PGA Championship since Gil Morgan made one during the second round in 2002 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

Holes-In-One at the Senior PGA Championship (Since 1985)
YearPlayerSite
1988 Joe Lopez PGA National Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
1995 Charlie Stock PGA National Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
1996 John Bland PGA National Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
1997 Malcolm Gregson PGA National Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
2000 Doyle Corbett PGA National Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
2001 Dennis O' Sullivan The Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, N.J.
2002 Gil Morgan Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio
2004 Terry Dill Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Ky


How the Fields Have Fared at Valhalla

How have previous world-class and national professional fields scored in championships held at Valhalla Golf Club? The following breaks down scoring in the 1996 and 2000 PGA Championships, and the 2002 PGA Club Professional Championship:

1996 PGA Championship
Scoring Average: 72.65
Toughest hole: No. 12, par-4, 4.30
Easiest hole: No. 2, par-5, 4.62
2000 PGA Championship
Scoring Average: 72.97
Toughest hole: No. 12, par-4, 4.30
Easiest hole: No. 2, par-5, 4.68
2002 PGA CPC
Scoring Average: 75.32
Toughest hole: No. 14, par-3, 3.43
Easiest hole: No. 7, par-5, 4.96

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