February 14, 2011
Did the rulers of golf make the hole bigger in the last few months and not tell us about it, or is it just that more guys are knocking in shots from the fairway than ever before?
That was none more apparent than this weekend, when both winners of the respective PGA and European Tour events holed out in their final round to propel them to victory.
The first is below, and belonged to D.A. Points, who knocked in a wedge on the 14th hole at Pebble Beach for eagle to give him enough cushion to cruise to his first-ever PGA Tour victory.
The second was Alvaro Quiros, who carded an ace on the par-3 11th at Emirates Golf Club to jump him to a one-shot victory in Dubai. It also posses the question; have two men ever holed out in the final round to win tournaments on the same day? I'd be surprised if the answer is yes.