Jacksonville Jaguars mascot wins Players Championship charity event

Jaxson de Ville
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Jaxson de Ville is one cool cat when it comes to golf.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 11:51 p.m.
 
As part of the build-up to the PGA Tour's forthcoming Players Championship, the tournament held a little golf competition on Wednesday. The challenge – hit the ball closest to the pin on TPC Sawgrass' famed island-green 17th hole.
 
The winner was Curtis Dvorak. Don't know the name? How about this name – Jacksonville Jaguars mascot Jaxson de Ville.
 
Now, what if I told you Dvorak won the contest in full Jaxson de Ville costume. He did!
 
 
Even more amazing, the list of people he beat includes past Champions Tour Winner Bob Duval (David Duval's dad, by the way) and two-time PGA Tour winner Len Mattiace, along with former NFL player Tony Boselli, Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee, Jags quarterback Blake Bortles and Jags coach Gus Bradley.
 
Each competitor got two tries to hit the green, with the flag set 117 yards from the tee. Dvorak only needed one swing to knock his shot to within five feet.
 
Dvorak is close to a scratch golfer, and told The Florida Times-Union that he's played so many charity functions dressed as De Ville that he's gotten pretty good at swinging in full costume. For his victory on Wednesday, he earned $10,000 to be donated to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund.
 
Check out the video – the ball flies right over the pin, then backs up almost to within gimme range. Jaxson, you da man, er, Jag!
 
 
You can see more photos from the event here, and check out a few tweets below: