VIDEO: Can European Tour Winner Edoardo Molinari Make a Hole-In-One in 500 Shots?




Will 2018 be the year you make a hole-in-one? (Or another one.)

I don’t know how many opportunities you’ll have throughout the year, but as you’ll see in the above video European Tour pro Edoardo Molinari had up to 500 shots, all spread over a single day, from sunup to sunrise (if needed).

“Ever wondered how many shots it would take a professional golfer to make a hole-in-one?” asked the European Tour YouTube Channel. “The odds of an average golfer making an ace are roughly one in 100,000, while stats suggest a European Tour pro’s chances are closer to one in 2,500.”

Yes, as is often said, “These guys are good.” The pro’s odds are embarrassingly better. But they’re still pretty long odds.

Back to the European Tour YouTube Channel: “[W]e challenged three-time European Tour winner Edoardo Molinari to go a couple of thousand better. With a day and 500 balls to play with on a 145-yard par 3, could he beat the odds and find that one, perfect shot?”

All it takes is one. It could even be the first shot. Watch.

Molinari, 36, is from Italy and the older brother of Francesco, also an accomplished European Tour player. Edoardo’s most recent victory, breaking a long dry spell, was in April 2017 at the Trophee Hassan II. He played on the victorious 2010 European Tour Ryder Cup team as a captain’s pick and his best finish in a major was a tie for seventh at the 2014 Open Championship.

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Neil Sagebiel

Neil Sagebiel is a golf writer and author of two golf books published by St. Martin's Press, THE LONGEST SHOT and DRAW IN THE DUNES. He lives in Floyd, Virginia.

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