There have been 29 aces on the PGA Tour this season, including three at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
The most-recent ace came during the first round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on Thursday (June 13).
Rory Sabbatini fired his iron perfectly from tee to green to pin on the 202-yard, par-3 12th hole. His shot peaked at 117 feet before dropping in the hole on its second bounce from the fringe.
It was the 45th ace in U.S. Open play going back to 1895 and 8th overall during Open place at Pebble Beach. The last hole-in-one came in a U.S. Open came during the final round at Pinehurst in 2014 from Zach Johnson on the 9th hole in the final round.
On PGA Championship Sunday (May 19) at Bethpage Black. Lucas Bjerregaard aced the par 3 17th hole using a 6 iron from 206 yards. It was the 42nd hole-in-one in the PGA Championship since 1970.
His playing partner Lucas Glover then holed in from the right-side bunker for a birdie, meaning that the two Lucases played the hole in a combined 3 shots.
Bjerregaard, a European Tour regular, made a name for himself among golf fans in American when he eliminated Tiger Woods in the quarterfinals of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Seven events so far have seen at least a pair of aces: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Sony Open in Hawaii, Puerto Rico Open, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Players Championship, the Valspar Championship and the Valero Texas Open.
This season, J.B. Holmes at Riviera and Francesco Molinari are the only golfers to record an ace and a victory at the same event. Holmes won the Genesis by one shot while Molinari won the Arnold Palmer by two.
The National Hole-in-One Registry says that the odds of a PGA Tour pro getting a hole in one is 3,000-to-1. (It also says the ‘average’ golfer has a 12,000-to-1 shot at making an ace).