How a hole-in-one this week can win you $1 million from the comfort of your couch
By Alex Myers
Quicken Loans is at it again. The company that teamed up with Warren Buffett for the much talked about March Madness Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge is now offering a huge golf reward. And this time, you actually have a chance of winning.
One lucky fan will win $1 million if any PGA Tour pro makes a hole-in-one on Congressional's 10th hole during this week's Quicken Loans National. Yep, that's $1 million for sitting on your couch (after registering for free online) while someone else makes an ace.
Not that it's going to be easy. Even with a field of 120 of the world's best golfers, odds are that no one will pull off the feat on the 190-yard hole over water. In fact, Corey Pavin is the only pro to make an ace on the hole during competition when he did it in 2008.
But don't despair. The contest lasts longer than this week. At PGA Tour events for the remainder of this season, any hole-in-one will win a randomly selected entrant a year's worth of mortgage payments.
That would be nice, but it's not $1 million. Let's focus on that again. And let's hope tournament organizers use the same hole location the USGA chose for the final round of the 2011 U.S. Open . . .