Sun Jun 12 06:20pm EDT
Rickie Fowler has recorded a hole-in-one on the PGA Tour, but I'm pretty sure this is the first time he's knocked one in from from the street to a green that was built into a water fountain. Come to think of it, I bet Fowler is the first player in golf history to make this shot.
Doing a promotional gig for Red Bull in the buildup to the U.S. Open, Fowler showed up at the Georgetown waterfront in Washington, D.C., to try and hole out from 100 yards. No big deal, right? It wasn't, until you realize the shot was blind, and Fowler had to hit the ball through a narrow chute between two office buildings that flanked the fountain where the green was located.
Hitting it just past the pin, fans willed the ball into the cup for the ace. The only issue? It wasn't Fowler's first attempt. Ah well, I'm pretty sure a regular golfer couldn't hole that shot if you gave him 50 balls. Fowler did it in under 10.
Not a bad way to promote the Red Bull product, Rickie.
Golfer Rickie Fowler's insane trick shot [CSNwashigton.com]