Tiger Woods made his first hole-in-one in 20 years over Thanksgiving weekend
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Tiger Woods made his first hole-in-one in 20 years over Thanksgiving weekend


The last time Tiger Woods made a hole-in-one was in 1998, at the International in Colorado.

Before that, the second of his three PGA Tour aces came at the 1997 Phoenix Open. If you were alive and cared about golf at the time, then you probably know exactly the ace in question.

If you weren't a golf fan then, here's a refresher:

Tiger's roof-raising is still a thing of beauty. But that hole-in-one was the last one Tiger Woods had made until this past Thanksgiving weekend.

Woods told ESPN's Bob Harig he made a hole-in-one on the par-3 second hole at the Madison Club in La Quinta, Cali. With Fred Couples and his son Charlie alongside, Woods made the 1 hitting a 5-iron from 210 yards just before Thanksgiving.

The world No. 13 told Harig it was his 20th lifetime ace. It's bonkers to consider Woods was stuck on 19 for almost two decades, and that's a particularly ironic tally to be stuck on considering that's the number of majors Woods needs to get to surpass Jack Nicklaus' record total of 18.

 Woods told Harig, "Some of the best years of my career and I never made one.''


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