A hole-in-one for $1 million – and more
Friday, September 18, 2009
So not only did this Jason Hargett guy make a hole-in-one Tuesday to win $1 million (video below) at the Mark Eaton Celebrity Golf Classic in Utah – a feat somehow even bigger than the 7-foot-4 Eaton himself – Hargett also had the No. 1 top play on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” this morning.
What an ace.
That could be considered either some sort of major championship in itself, or perhaps the first two legs of a Grand Slam that also includes catching Albert Pujols’ future record-breaking home run ball with your teeth and then reading a “Top 10 list” on Letterman. (No. 4: “That morning, I used Barry Bonds’ toothpaste.”)
I hit for $40 last night in keno, which paid for my dinner. Hargett-aboutit.
Best part is his reaction, straight out of a World Cup final. We don’t see people make aces for $1 million every day, but we have grown much too accustomed to seeing pros make 10 footers for even more that.
If only Heath Slocum would have dove into New York Harbor; if only Steve Stricker would have sprinted to Fenway Park and scaled the Green Monster; if only Tiger Woods would have called in a FedEx truck full of Chicago-style hot dogs and handed them out to the gallery...
The PGA Tour would be a much better place.