Mon May 23 05:19pm EDT
Every golfer in their lifetime has probably called a shot and watched the ball disappear into the hole. But the difference between calling a chip-in from 30 yards off the green or a 60-foot double-breaker and what Jeff Morgan did is that you were actually close enough to the hole to call the shot, and feel confident about it.
Morgan, on the other hand, predicted a shot that no golfer feels confident of making, no matter how good you are: a hole-in-one. Let's be honest, the hole-in-one is the holy grail of golf shots. We hope to make one in our lifetime, but most, even ridiculously good golfers like our own Shane Bacon, have trouble making the elusive shot. To actually call a hole-in-one would be, well, one of the most insane things a golfer could do.
If that's the case, then Jeff Morgan is mentally insane. Playing with friends at Chamber Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash., site of the 2015 U.S. Open, Morgan pulled off what equates to Babe Ruth pointing to the stands and smacking it out of the park ... in consecutive plate appearances.
He called a hole-in-one from the tee ... and made it. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if this guy didn't play golf again. At the beginning of the video you can hear his buddy (behind the camera) say, "I saw it, I saw it first hand. He wins a car; we've heard this story before."
After the ball goes in, you can hear Morgan say, "And I even called called it."
Of course, there's still the question of if he really called it. Sure, he said it after he made the shot, but we never actually heard him make the initial call. Even with the questions, I'm going to take the guy at his word. Just making a hole-in-one on camera is pretty amazing; I can't imagine he'd say something that ridiculous with his buddies right there.
For the moment, every trick shot video I've ever seen has now been rendered meaningless.