Tiger Woods hadn’t had a hole-in-one in a PGA event since 1998 when he dunked one at The International Tournament that used to be held in Colorado. But even more striking is that Woods hasn’t had a hole-in-one anywhere else since then either — not even in a practice round at his beloved Isleworth Country Club in Windemere, Florida. (Isleworth, if you consider how it has shut out the world’s greatest golfer for decades, must be the toughest place to get an ace in the country!) Back then it seemed like Woods and holes-in-one were going to be like peanut butter and jelly, never too far apart. After all Woods got aces in 1997 and 1996 on Tour, so it was an annual affair. Until it wasn’t.
Anyway, Woods finally got his elusive ace this week while playing with his son and his pal Fred Couples (the 1992 Masters champion). Woods hit a 5-iron that dunked on the 210-yard second hole at The Madison Club in La Quinta, California.
Vintage Woods with the famous ace at Scottsdale, hole # 16: