Chris Kirk Makes Hole-in-One and Creates an Incredible Coincidence at the Mayakoba Classic

Published 11/05/2021, 11:36 AM EDT


Getting a hole-in-one is probably the second greatest achievement in golf, just beneath winning a tournament. A hole-in-one is most probably made on par 3s and rarely on par 4s that are shorter. But what are the odds of achieving it in the first hole of the event itself? That’s what Chris Kirk did recently. 

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Kirk is currently competing in the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico. And that’s where he achieved this rare feat during the first round. So let us have a look at this remarkable achievement with an incredible coincidence as well. 

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Chris Kirk makes a hole-in-one to start his round

The 36-year-old Chris Kirk started his round one at the Mayakoba Classic from the back nine. He teed-off from hole no.10, which is 200 yards par 3. He made an incredible ace and became only the second player in the history of this sport to achieve this extraordinary feat.

And there is a strange coincidence about this as well. 

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Previously, Keith Mitchell had made a hole-in-one to begin his round at the Mayakoba Classic on the same hole itself. He had achieved this in round one of the 2017 Mayakoba Classic. And that’s what PGA Tour communications shared in their tweet

How did Kirk do at the Mayakoba Classic?

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Meanwhile, Chris Kirk had an incredible start to his campaign at the El Camaleon Golf Club. After an ace on the 10th, he made a birdie and an eagle on the 12th and 13th hole. However, he slightly fell behind with three bogeys on 16, 18, and 1st hole.

 

But thanks to his brilliant game, Chris made four birdies before signing on a card with a score of -7. Hence, he will be hopeful of continuing this form in the upcoming rounds and be in a strong position going into the final round. 

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Currently, after round one, Matthew Wolff leads the event with a score of -10 and leads the event with two strokes. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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