Saturday, June 25, 2011

When Is a Hole In One Not A Hole In One?

Photo from the Traveler's Championship media room by Stephanie Wei after Michael Thompson momentarily jumped into a tie for first

by Roz Roberts III
Michael Thompson was tearing it up at the Traveler's Championship today when the impossible became big news. The PGA Tour posted Michael's score on hole #7 (434 yard par 4) as a hole-in-one.  There has been only one hole-in-one on a par four in PGA Tour history.  At the time, it moved him into a tie for first with amateur Patrick Cantlay who's currently leading.  The sudden jump up the leaderboard created quite a buzz on the internet and at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.  Unfortunately, Michael's "miracle" hole-in-one was just a scoring error.  In reality, Michael was sitting in the fairway and would eventually par the hole.  The scoring error wasn't corrected for over 10 minutes.

Despite the scoring error, Michael still had a fantastic day finishing 36 holes at 8 under par and he is currently tied for 7th.  The second round is still underway and will be completed Saturday morning.

Round Three Online Links
Michael Thompson's Round 3 Shot Tracker

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