HOLE IN ONE
August 16, 2014
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
- David Toms made the third ace of his career on Saturday at Sedgefield. (Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- David Toms and Kevin Foley have both made aces this morning at Sedgefield Country Club during the third round of the Wyndham Championship.
As a result, Dayna Douglas from Hamburg, Ark., and Barbara Boster from Crestview, Fla., will have their mortgages paid for a year thanks to the Quicken Loans Hole-In-One Sweepstakes.
Toms used a 5-iron for his ace, which came at the 199-yard seventh hole. Foley made his hole-in-one at No. 12, which was playing to 195 yards, and also used a 5-iron.
The ace was the first for Toms since the 2005 Memorial and the third of his career. He was playing with Ernie Els and Jack Nicklaus that day at Muirfield Village and it was the Golden Bear's last Memorial Tournament.
"I had out a 4-iron because the wind picked up a little bit," Toms said as he thought about Saturday's ace. "Obviously, I didn't want to be short with the creek short and the wind settled before we were able to hit. I hit a 5 and crushed it right at it. I knew I had to hit it solid. Went in the front fringe and rolled in like a putt."
Foley's ace is his first on the PGA TOUR, although he made one last year on the Web.com Tour. He was playing with John Merrick, who hit first and sent his own 5-iron past the hole.
"I hit a little cut and it was falling a little right of the pin, landed just about pin high," Foley said. "I wanted something coming in a little softer after seeing John's chase up the hill. Even with the cut, it kind of ran to the top of the hill, stopped maybe for a second and then started to come back and it was taking the break pretty good right towards the hole.
"It was tracking and at one point I think I said, 'Go in.' Sure enough, we saw it disappear. We went pretty crazy."
Those are the seventh and eighth aces since the Quicken Loans Hole-in-One Sweepstakes began at the Quicken Loans National in late June.
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