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June 19 2010

7:46 PM

Jaidee gets week’s first ace

We'll have to wait until after the round to find out what club he used, but Thongchai Jaidee recorded the first ace in the 110th U.S. Open on Saturday.

Jaidee's hole-in-one came at No. 5, which was playing to 181 yards in the third round. The ace by the 40-year-old golfer from Thailand was the 41st in U.S. Open history and first since Peter Hedblom made one in the third round at Winged Foot in 2006.

Jaidee birdied the sixth hole after his ace but the spark was short-lived. He’s also had four bogeys and a double bogey through 14 holes and is 10 over for the tournament.

Six other players have made aces in U.S. Opens held at Pebble Beach and three of those have come at the fifth hole (Jerry McGee, 1972; Bobby Mitchell, 1972; and Bob Brodell, 1982). Johnny Miller aced the 12th hole in 1982 while Tom Weiskopf and Todd Fisher made holes-in-one at No. 7 in 1982 and 2000, respectively.

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