Aaron Baddeley became the second golfer in PGA history to hit a hole-in-one on a par-4 during his first round at this past week’s Valero Texas Open. What most would expect to be an historic event wasn’t. He proceeded to write a 2 on his scorecard.
His supposed Ace really was a Birdie. Baddeley’s tee shot on No. 17 went horribly wide and he decided to take a mulligan. He hit his second shot and it found the hole. So the hole-in-one he hit on his next shot was in actuality, a birdie.
Speaking of the Valero Texas Open, hometown-er Jimmy Walker pulled away from the rest of the players on Saturday and then coasted to a 4 stroke win. It was Walker’s 5th win since October 2013 – more than anyone else on the tour during that time frame. With the win, he moves into the 10th slot in the World rankings. Also moving up in the rankings was Jordan Speith to the 4th position on the strength of his 2nd place finish to Walker.
LPGA Tour: a 22 month win-less drought has come to an end for Cristie Kerr. She came from behind to win the KIA Classic for her 17th career title.
Champions Tour: The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic was won by David Frost by 1 stroke over Tom Lehman and Kevin Sutherland. Frost incurred a very quirky 1 stroke penalty on the next to last hole. After marking his ball with a coin, he accidentally dropped the ball and it hit the conin and moved it. He immediately moved the coin back in place but …. it didn’t matter. The movement of the marker coin is a penalty stroke.