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Luke Donald apologizes for pigging out on holes-in-one after adding to his stunning total

January 19, 2024

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Luke Donald probably won't be adding to his career victories on the DP World Tour this week, but on Friday he managed to add to another impressive total. And after, he acknowledged that some golfers might not want to hear about it.

Donald made a hole-in-one on the fourth hole during the second round of the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, where he's currently T-37 and 11 shots behind leader Cameron Young through 36 holes. But we're guessing the European Ryder Cup captain leads Cameron when it comes to making aces.

"I've had three in tournaments, and I think that was number 19 total," Donald said after. "So I've been pretty fortunate with the hole-in-ones. Sorry for anyone out there who has never had one. I've obviously taken them."

Excuse me? NINETEEN?! Yeah, you better apologize for hogging them! And, yeah, I'm one of those golfers out there who have never had one.

Then again, that number shouldn't surprise us. We know Tiger Woods has 20 despite going through a crazy 20-year drought, and there are others who claim more. Heck, some contestant on "Wheel of Fortune" just said he has 14! Where's the justice?!

But there were a couple (small) downsides to Donald's latest ace.

"I couldn't see it but I saw some people behind the green jumping up-and-down," Donald said, before adding, "A shame it wasn't on camera but nice to get one of those."

That is a shame, Luke. A real crying shame. Poor lad. No, but seriously, congrats on the big number of aces. We just hope you get hit with a big bar tab as well.