How do they calculate the odds of making a hole-in-one?

Ever wondered where those odds of making a hole-in-one come from?

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Each time a golfer cards a couple of aces in one round, or perhaps a hole-in-one in consecutive rounds, the likelihood of it happening go with the article. But where do these odds come from in the first place?

In my latest piece for GolfLink, I discuss just how those odds are calculated:

“… the chances of a professional golfer making an ace is around 2,500 to 1. Miguel Angel Jimenez has had 10 of them to hold the record on the European Tour, while Hal Sutton carded the same number to hold the record on the PGA Tour – Australia’s Robert Allenby has nine to his name on the PGA Tour.”

Check out the full piece over at GolfLink: The Likelihood of a hole-in-one.

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