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Aces doubly wild for Chopra at Pebble

Posted on: February 7, 2012 6:40 pm
Edited on: February 17, 2012 4:51 pm
 

By Steve Elling 

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Tiger Woods sauntered onto the practice green at Pebble Beach on Tuesday and spotted Daniel Chopra, holding court with a few inquisitive sorts.

"Hey, Chopra," Woods said playfully, "where's my drink?"

Make it a double.

Sure, it was only a practice round, but Chopra pulled off a statistical rarity on Monday at the Pebble Beach Golf Links when he aced two holes in the span of a couple of hours, Nos. 7 and 17, two of the most famous par-3s in existence.

Chopra once made a double-eagle in PGA Tour competition in Las Vegas, but the two aces were off the charts. After making a rather understated ace on the par-3 seventh, a 103-yard hole, he knocked in a 7-iron on the 17th from 176 yards and went positively berserk.

"When the second one went in, I was like Tiger Woods on steroids," Chopra said of his reaction. "It was probably the most excited I have ever been on the golf course in my life."

Chopra was practicing and wasn't keeping score.

"I was on those two holes," he laughed.

In both cases, his first shot went in for an ace. Chopra said he's mustered 13 aces over the years either in live tournament play, practice rounds, pro-ams or casual rounds. But this was special because of the venue.

"At Pebble, my favorite course in the whole world," he said.

Since it was Monday, there weren't many fans around, but there were a few folks following Chopra around the course. One spectator saw both aces.

Said Chopra: "One guy came up to me and said, 'I'd never in my life seen a hole in one, and today I've seen two."

Making the double whammy even better was the fact that Chopra's caddie, Philip Hodge, a professional player himself in the past, had been needling him about having recorded  more aces, 15, than Chopra. The two-time PGA Tour winner fired back with, "I'm going to make them right in front of you."

And on Monday, he did. Chopra said that as the second ball was tracking toward the hole, Hodge began to realize what was happening.

"I can hear it clear as day, he starts yelling, 'Nooooooooo,' " Chopra said.

Category: Golf
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Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2012 7:16 pm
 

Aces doubly wild for Chopra at Pebble

Tied for 146th after the first round that counts for anything, oh well..



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:00 pm
 

Aces doubly wild for Chopra at Pebble

 Congratulations to the Site Admin for getting a grip on these merchandising trolls today. The one about the club for the worship of tall guys was well past annoying. If a truly tall guy cannot get laid, then he's either both poor and ugly or poor and too old for primetime. Throwing his money away on {whores, penis enlargers, matchmakers, or magic elixirs} ain't likely to help.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 12:51 pm
 

Aces doubly wild for Chopra at Pebble

footballfever, it always matters, so long as you've got witnesses. It's about the right to strut like a rooster and no one to take offense or think the less of you. All holes-in-one are a fluke, but the tradition is that you get to howl and no one can seriously try to harsh your mellow. All good, clean fun. In Chopra's case, it shuts his caddy's mouth nicely, too, which is a sweet bonus. Ever after, when he starts to dog his man about pretty much anything, all Daniel's gotta do is hold up two fingers and grin.



Since: Nov 24, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2012 8:01 am
 

Aces doubly wild for Chopra at Pebble

Does it really count when you are not playing a round for score? It approaches making a hole in one on the practice range. Hitting multiple shots on holes because you are warming up to a course makes this less significant to me. Even if your first shot goes in.



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:24 pm
 

Aces doubly wild for Chopra at Pebble

Get the shovel out, it's getting deep.....
Hey! At least it's NOT another Elling "Tigers still great" thread. Which I now use to line the bottom of my bird cage.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 1:09 pm
 

Aces doubly wild for Chopra at Pebble

Get the shovel out, it's getting deep.....



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 11:26 am
 

Aces doubly wild for Chopra at Pebble

Really? The FIRST shot? Both Times??? He didn't make an ace with his SECOND shot even one of the two times? ROFLMAO
LOL ... CBS is special. Don't give up folks ... I played golf for 37 years before I get my first Ace (yeah ... the first shot went in) and then got my second 30 days later. Both in Mens Club play which of course makes them that much more sweet.

I had a double eagle in a practice round once with my beer drinkin buds but ... that really doesn't count (we weren't keeping score) and NOT one none golfer knows what one is.




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 10:36 am
 

Aces doubly wild for Chopra at Pebble

In both cases, his first shot went in for an ace
Really? The FIRST shot? Both Times??? He didn't make an ace with his SECOND shot even one of the two times? ROFLMAO

  



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:33 am
 

Aces doubly wild for Chopra at Pebble

how about the caddies reaction ... classic!




Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 10:40 pm
 

Aces doubly wild for Chopra at Pebble

I will never ace a hole let alone hit two during the same round!  Hats off to Chopra..  Too bad it was only during the practice rounds.  Now watch him triple bogey those two holes every time during the tournament Undecided


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