Brown aces same hole in consecutive years


GREENSBORO, N.C. – No, Scott Brown’s performance on the par-3 third hole Sunday at the Wyndham Championship was not an instant replay.

Brown made a hole-in-one on the 163-yard hole during the final round, exactly one year after he pulled off the same feat during the final round of last year’s event.

One big difference? This time his playing partner was Boo Weekley, while last year he was playing alongside Tiger Woods.

“It was about 25,000 less people there this year,” Brown said. “Boo said that’s the first time he ever put a 1 on the card, too. Same thing Tiger said to me last year. I don’t know.”

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Brown becomes the first player in tournament history to record multiple aces, and the feat was even more impressive considering changing conditions led him to pick a different club than last year.

“Last year opposite wind, one club less. Today it was a 7-iron and it was pretty much identical,” Brown said. “It almost landed pretty much in the identical spot, like a foot short of the hole and I guess, I can’t see it from down there, but I’m guessing it just hopped in.”

According to Golf Channel’s research department, the only other player to ace the same hole at the same course in consecutive years is Joe Ozaki, who did it at Bermuda Dunes Country Club in 1997-98.

The shot helped Brown to a final-round 65, his best score of the week at Sedgefield Country Club. He finished the tournament at 9-under 271.