The Number Of Hole-In-Ones Tiger Woods Has Isn’t Shocking, But The Drought He Suffered Through To Get There Certainly Is
Hole-in-ones may be the ultimate representation of just how weird the game of golf is and the story Tiger Woods told about his own relationship with aces certainly supports that idea.
CBS re-aired the final round of the 2019 Masters on Sunday and throughout the broadcast, Jim Nantz and Tiger Woods broke down some of the key moments of the afternoon. After Woods stuck one close on the Par 3 16th, Nantz asked him how many aces he’s made over the years and it turns out Woods’ number sits at 20.
Twenty hole-in-ones for a 15-time major winner and arguably the greatest golfer of all time isn’t too crazy of a number, but Woods then explained that he had 19 aces before the year 2000. This means that Woods went 20 years without a hole-in-one, yep, it took him 20 years to earn No. 20.
Golf is weird.
You can look at Woods’ hole-in-one story two different ways. The fact that he’s only had one ace in the last 20 years is almost unbelievable, but if you flip the script and realize that he had 19 aces before he turned 25-years-old maybe even more unbelievable.
As for the details of ace No. 20, Woods’ son Charlie was actually a witness of him jarring a 5-iron from 210 yards at Madison Club’s second hole back in 2018. His 19th hole-in-one came during a former PGA Tour event in 1998.
Woods took 14 years between winning his fourth and fifth green jackets and 20 years between ace No. 19 and 20. So, don’t feel too bad if you’re still chasing your first hole-in-one or have gone a few years without one, chances are Woods’ 20-year drought has yours beat.
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