Bunker Mentality

PGA Tour player makes hole-in-one on a 409-yard par four

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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 seen this on the PGA Tour only once ... ever.

Kokrak, a 28-year-old from Ontario, Canada, was playing in the pro-am at a PGA Tour stop on Wednesday when he got to the par four fifth hole at the Seaside Course in Sea Island, Georgia.

The hole measures 409 yards, but distance is king and Kokrak is about six-foot-four, 225 pounds, so I guess he got a lot out of his tee shot.

He not only reached the green, but his shot reached the pin, hit it, and disappeared for the incredible hole-in-one on a par four.

How rare is such a feat? It has happened only 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 remember Andrew Magee's double-eagle on the par four 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.

So give some props to Kokrak who is in the running for shot of the season on the PGA Tour, and it didn't even happen during an official round.

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