News & ToursOctober 25, 2010

Where does Byrd's ace rank in history?

Just when you thought you wouldn't be able to top last week's hole-out fireworks at the Frys.com Open, along comes Jonathan Byrd and his ace to win the Justin Timberlake Shiners Hospitals For Children Open.

It was the first time a player won a PGA Tour event with a hole-in-one, and yet seeing how it came in the sleepy fall season, it merits asking where it ranks among the all-time greatest shots to win a tournament.

In case you missed Byrd's 6-iron, here it is below:

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Some other candidates worth considering would be Larry Mize's chip-in on the 11th hole at Augusta National to beat Greg Norman in a playoff in the 1987 Masters.

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Or Isao Aoki holing out for eagle at the 1983 Hawaiian Open to become the first Japanese winner on the PGA Tour.

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More recently, how about Shaun Micheel sticking a 7-iron to three inches at Oak Hill to clinch a win in the 2003 PGA Championship?

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What other shots deserve consideration? Craig Parry's eagle to win at Doral in 2004? Paul Azinger holing out from a bunker to win the 1993 Memorial?

Include your candidates below.

-- Sam Weinman

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