This week’s trivia question:
The U.S. Open Championship is now underway at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The 1985 U.S. Open is less remembered by who won it – Wisconsin native, Andy North – than who lost it, T. C. Chen. What did Chen do on Sunday on hole number five that led him to a quadruple bogey and perhaps ultimately losing the tournament to North by one stroke.
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Last week’s trivia question:
The late and great John Wooden will always be remembered for his lifelong accomplishments as one of the greatest basketball coaches in history. But what did Wooden accomplish in a single round of golf that no professional golfer has ever done? (It is believed that only four people in the world have ever accomplished this feat).
Answer: A hole-in-one and a double-eagle in the same round. (No winner this week, although we had a few that guessed “two hole-in-ones.” Thanks for trying).
It was in 1947 and Wooden was 36-years-old. It took place at the Chain of Lakes Golf Course, now known as South Bend Country Club in Indiana, where Wooden finished with a score of 77.
A hole-in-one is a rare feat alone, an achievement that some golfers have never accomplished even in a lifetime of playing the game. A double-eagle (a two on a par-five, also know as an albatross) is considered even more extraordinary. It is so rare that last year, only five double-eagles were recorded on the men’s professional tour, and only one by Daniel Chopra the year before. Golf Digest calculated that the odds of recording two hole-in-ones in one round is 67 million to 1. Although they do not calculate the odds of a hole-in-one and a double-eagle in a single round, one can only imagine what an exceptional feat this is.