OK, these par-4 aces are starting to get a little ridiculous. One week after Devil Ball wrote about a Texas amateur holing out from the tee on a 360-yard par-4, a player from the professional ranks joined the party with a hole-in-one of his own at the Nationwide Tour's Mylan Classic.
Rahil Gangjee became the third player in Nationwide Tour history -- joining Chip Beck and Richard S. Johnson -- to ace a par 4, when he used a driver on the 316-yard 15th to record the rare accomplishment at South Pointe Golf Club on Sunday. Tournament officials moved the tees up for the final round, allowing almost every player in the field to have a shot at driving the green.
Gangjee took advantage of opportunity, launching his ball on a perfect line for the green. The ball took one hop short of the green and then bounced on, before rolling like a putt right into the hole.
"I wasn't playing that great and the other day when the tee was up I was on the edge of the green so today I thought I could go for it," said Gangjee. "I was just trying to get it on the green, that was it. When it's a driveable hole, you think you can get it close and maybe make eagle but a hole-in-one, nobody thinks about that."
I wonder if he had to buy drinks for everybody in attendance on the hole? Considering he finished T-32, he should have a couple extra bucks in his pocket to pay that bar tab.
- Nationwide Tour