PGA Tour player Jason Kokrak makes hole-in-one on 409 yard par-4 during pro-am

Shane Bacon
November 6, 2013

Sports writers toss around the cliche, "you don't see this everyday" a lot, but in the case of Jason Kokrak at the McGladrey Classic Pro-Am, we've only seen this on the PGA Tour once ... ever.

Kokrak, a 28-year-old from Ontario, Canada, was playing in the pro-am at this week's PGA Tour stop on Wednesday when he got to the par-4 5th hole at the Seaside Course.

The hole measures 409 yards, but distance is king and Kokrak stands about 6-foot-4, 225 pounds and I guess got a lot of his tee shot because not only did it reach the green, but it reached the pin, hit it, and disappeared for the incredibly rare hole-in-one on a par-4.

How rare is such a feat? It has only happened once in the history of the PGA Tour, back at the 2001 Waste Management Open, and it needed assistance from someone in the group ahead to find the cup.

Yes, Kokrak's improbable shot during the pro-am allows us to look back at the Andrew Magee double-eagle on the par-4 17th hole at TPC Scottsdale, when his ball landed on the green, hit the putter of Tom Byrum and went in the hole for the ace.

The video of this shot is below, starting at the 1:13 mark, so take a look back in history and give some props to Kokrak who is in the early running for shot of the season on the PGA Tour, and it didn't even happen during an official round.

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