Jason Kokrak had the rare albatross on Wednesday in the pro-am ahead of this week’s McGladrey Classic on St. Simon’s Island in Georgia.
Actually, he had the very rare hole-in-one on a par 4.
Kokrak aced the par-4 fifth hole on Sea Island G.C.’s Seaside course. But this wasn’t just any par 4. It is 409 yards.
There’s only been one par-4 ace in the history of the PGA Tour. Andrew Magee pulled it off in the 2001 Waste Management Phoenix Open on the 17th hole at TPC Scottsdale. (Magee’s ball hit Tom Byrum’s putter once it landed on the green, caroming toward and into the cup.) But that hole can play less than 300 yards. Tack on another 100 yards — a wedge for most players — and Kokrak still made a 1.
The 28-year-old Canadian bomber, who currently leads the PGA Tour in driving distance, tweeted a picture of the post-ace celebration.
Hole in one! pic.twitter.com/eXgkStHTbU
— jason kokrak (@jaykokrak) November 6, 2013