Two aces come up trumps
DONALD Trump has the same crazy chance of becoming US President as Brian Harman had of hitting two holesin-one in a single round yesterday.
“No chance” would seem the popular vote yet this is the US, the land of the free-hitting hybrid and home of the brave, mega-rich celebrity candidate.
Shocked leftie Harman had never made an ace in 121 tournaments on the PGA Tour before two in three hours yesterday at the Plainfield Country Club at The Barclays in New Jersey.
It was some feat for the Ricky Ponting lookalike to turn his fortune into a humdrum two-under par 68 after he aced the 167m third hole with a seven iron.
“On the 14th (with a 4-hybrid), the ball hit into the hill, killed it and it rolled right in,” Harman said of his perfect 199m shot. “It’s pretty crazy to play a hundred-odd tournaments and never have one, but to have two like that.”
Ironically, he was giving interviews when the Trump circus arrived at the course with the man himself in a “Make America Great Again” hat.
Harman’s two aces in a round are rated a 67 millionto-one rarity. The shouts of “Mr President” and the selfie craze around Trump yesterday suggest he is now at much shorter odds to be the Republican presidential nomination.
THE Hole-in-One Club of Queensland is celebrating its 75th birthday with a gala golf day on Sunday, November 15, at McLeod for any player whose ever managed an ace.
The club has about 175 members who have qualified with an ace in competition play but even social players with an ace can muster for this.
“We want to put a bit of the aura back into the hole-in-one with this day,” club secretary Joann Hunt said.
VETERAN Rod Pampling, 45, is heading back to the PGA Tour next year after yesterday’s top-25 season finish on the Web.com Tour.