The Tour Report

September 7 2012

1:47 PM

Stricker records hole-in-one

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In Friday's second round of the BMW Championship, Steve Stricker aces the 198-yard, par-3 6th hole.

CARMEL, Ind. – Steve Stricker aced the par-3 sixth hole at Crooked Stick during Friday’s second round of the BMW Championship. Stricker used a 6-iron on the hole, which is playing at 198 yards.

“It was about the only highlight of the day,” Stricker said after he finished his round of 1-over 73, which puts him at 3 under for the tournament. “It was hard to see it go in … all we could see was the reaction from the crowd up by the green.”

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It’s the third ace for Stricker on the PGA TOUR. He had a hole-in-one at last year’s Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance. His first ace on TOUR was at the 1997 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Unofficially, however, it’s his second ace in less than two weeks. During last week’s pro-am at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Stricker aced the third hole at TPC Boston with a 3-iron. He said it was his first hole-in-one during a pro-am.

Every ace made this week at the BMW Championship comes with a $100,000 donation from BMW to the Evans Scholars Foundation, which provides full tuition and housing college scholarships to deserving young caddies.

“It’s nice to win some money for the Evans Scholars,” Stricker said. “Got to meet a lot of the kids over the years through this event. … It’s a good cause for a deserving kid.'”