A bizarre story of two golfers hitting a hole-in-one with a single ball is going viral.
Yahoo Sports recently unearthed an unbelievable story about a hole-in-one that happened last June in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. It happened at the Minneapolis Golf Club. Preston Miller, a 13-year-old member of the St. Louis Park High School golf team, made a hole-in-one on the 121-yard fourth hole.
After finishing his round, Miller returned to the clubhouse and realized he had lost his ball. Just then, a man walked into the clubhouse claiming to have made a hole-in-one on the 181-yard 16th hole. His name was Ricardo Fernandez, a member of the Minneapolis Golf Club. But Preston’s golf teammates in the clubhouse were in for a surprise. The ball Fernandez was holding was the same ball Miller had used to make his hole-in-one.스포츠토토
Here’s how the unlikely event of two golfers making a hole-in-one with the same ball on the same day came about. After Miller made a hole-in-one on the fourth hole, he lost his ball on the seventh hole while playing with the same ball. Fernandez found a golf ball with the letters “SLP” and the number 4 in the trees by the 12th hole, where he played the seventh hole, and picked it up and put it in his bag, where he made a hole-in-one on the 16th hole. “I don’t know if that’s ever happened in the history of golf,” Dan Simpson, head professional at the Minneapolis Golf Club, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune in amazement.
The PGA of America estimates that the average golfer has a 1 in 12,500 chance of making a hole-in-one. The odds drop exponentially to 1 in 17 million for two of the four people playing together to make a hole-in-one on the same hole, and 1 in 67 million for a single golfer to make two holes-in-one in a round. The odds of two golfers hitting a hole-in-one on different holes with the same ball is an extremely rare possibility that is difficult to calculate.
In response to the incident, Twin Cities Golf, a Minnesota-based golf news organization, posted a photo of two golfers sharing a single ball on social media, asking, “Who gets to keep this ball?” with a witty answer. According to Twin Cities Golf, Fernandez gave the ball back to Miller, who had just made a hole-in-one with the same ball.