CROMWELL, Conn. -- A hole-in-one, by any measure, is exciting. But there are a chosen few -- such as a robot recording an ace at the rowdy Waste Management Open -- that stand above the rest. This is one of those shots.
Thomas Bjorn, playing in the Aberdeen Asset Management Paul Lawrie Match Play this week, was participating in a closest-to-the-pin challenge during a practice round. The contest had an added obstacle: the pin was surrounded by champagne bottles. But instead of serving as impediments, Bjorn used the flagons to his advantage:
I'm sure there are a few haters that will claim this is the equiavlent of bowling a 300 with lane bumpers, but an ace is an ace in our book.