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College kid makes hole-in-one on par-4 on the fly

By Shane Bacon | Blogger

All right people, it's time to relax a little bit on these hole-in-one stories. They're becoming too much for people like myself who have never made an ace before to handle.

First we had the high school freshmen who aced the same hole on the same day with the same club, with both kids bouncing it off a cart path short of the green before their balls found the hole. Now we have a University of North Florida junior cashing an ace on a par-4 at TPC Sawgrass!

Yes, according to Garry Smits of the Florida Times-Union, Talan Harlow flew his ball in the hole from 322 yards for the hole-in-one, the first recorded on a par-4 at the TPC Sawgrass Dye's Valley Course.

Umm … let me repeat what I just said, in case you missed it. This kid flew his golf ball in the hole from 322 yards. For an ace. On a par-4.

"With the way the hole looked, it must have gone in on the fly," Harlow said.

How rare might a hole-in-one be on a par-4? The only one ever recorded on the PGA Tour, and those are some pretty good players, came in 1994 at the Phoenix Open, so the odds are about as rare as Steve Jones winning a U.S. Open.

We've all driven par-4s before (or at least lied to our wives about it), but flying something in the hole from this distance is absolutely insane.

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