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This Louisiana hero was the only person on earth to correctly pick the Dell Match Play championship and consolation matches

If this is the last time we see the Dell Technologies Match Play on the PGA Tour calendar, it went out with a bang. On Sunday, Scottie Scheffler and Rory Mcilroy duked it out in their consolation match, perhaps a preview of what’s to come at Augusta National in two weeks’ time, while Sam Burns lapped Cam Young 5&6 in the championship match, finishing the weekend a perfect 7-0.

Along the way, many brackets were busted, all except for this Louisiana hero's, which became the only bracket out of 40,432 official entries to correctly pick the exact championship and consolation matches on Sunday.

There’s some dispute over the calculations here. The correct likelihood is actually .00247 percent. Regardless, this man’s feat is actually significantly less likely than hitting a hole-in-one. According to the National Hole-in-One Registry (yes, human beings really will form an organization for just about anything), the odds of a golfer hitting a hole-in-one in their lifetime are 12,500-to-1, or .008 percent. Not too shabby.

The rest of the details remain scant. We don’t know what the man won for his feat. We don’t know how much red was on the rest of his bracket or if he also had the Creighton Bluejays advancing to the Final Four before the refs intervened. But for now, he gets an 'atta boy from us. Remind us to copy his homework at the next one of these things … whenever that is.

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