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What's the greatest hole in one ever?

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Hello to everyone,

I'm brand new on this forum and I'm also brand new to golf - so hello everybody. I'm not very good at golf yet but that doesn't matter as I enjoy it so much. I can't believe how addictive this game is.

Anyway, I've been watching a few golf videos lately to give me some inspiration and wondered if you experienced golfers have opinions on:

What is the greatest hole in one of all time.

I remember when i was young I watched Jack Nicklaus on the TV knock in a few goodies from distance.

Anyway, I hope this question doesn't open up too much of a can of worms as I'm sure there will be lots of differing opinions out there. May be this site should conduct a survey or something.

Well, over to you guys now
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Well I would say it would be Scott McCarron's HIO right after Lee Jansen holed his:



I can't remember what year it was I think it was 1999. For someone to step up and knock one in on top of your playing partner after all that excitement etc is just amazing.
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The one by Byrd to win a PGA Tour event in a playoff.

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The Byrd Ace is awesome, but one of my favorites is Fuzzy Zoeller's from a few years back:

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Tiger Woods on 16 at the Phoenix Open on Superbowl Sunday was pretty cool.
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I like Zoeller's best. It's so unexpected.

Byrd's was great timing, though. I can just imagine his opponent learning about the hole-and-one and being incredulous, thinking "of all the times to have your opponent get an ace..." During regulation it's just a couple strokes fewer. During a playoff, it's game-over.
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The one by Byrd to win a PGA Tour event in a playoff.

No doubt about it. Nothing says,

I WIN , like an ace on a play off hole with two fellow competitors. -Dan
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I'm still with the one I posted, but it occurs to me -- why has no one brought up Andrew McGee's at TPC Scottsdale, Hole 17, in 2002?
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I looked at this from a different perspective I guess. I would have to say it will always be the one you just made
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For me, the greatest Hole-in one is the one 2 weeks ago from my 10 year old son. At the Harvey Penick Golf Course in Austin, he hit his 3 wood on the 3rd hole and it hit the green and rolled to back pin position. As it was rolling I told him it could be a hole-in one, then it just dropped in the hole. We were quite excited, then I was quite bummed, I've been playing for 20+ years and have never had one...oh well!
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I've always liked the Couples par on 17 at TPC Sawgrass. Put the first shot in the drink, re-teed, then jarred it for a par. Technically not a hole in one I guess, but pretty unique.
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I've always been partial to Tiger's HIO at #16 at the '97 Phoenix Open ...

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I've always liked the Couples par on 17 at TPC Sawgrass. Put the first shot in the drink, re-teed, then jarred it for a par. Technically not a hole in one I guess, but pretty unique.

I'm always afraid of doing this.

Losing one, then putting it in for a par. Or holing a practice ball while messing around in a round.
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I'm surprised noone has mentioned David Toms at the PGA. To ace a hole with a 4-wood (I think) in the final round of a major, and win was pretty amazing. I missed the Byrd one though. That has to be the greatest.
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