February 9, 2017
Million Dollar Hole-In-One for Charity
Wednesday’s action at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am also featured the Million Dollar Hole-In-One For Charity presented by Facebook.
The hole-in-one challenge gathers the entire celebrity field in one place–the iconic par-3 7th hole at the tip of Arrowhead Point at Pebble Beach– for a chance at a $1-million payday for their charity. If no one makes an ace, the finalist who is closest to the hole wins $50,000 for their charity.
Each of the celebrity golfers took two shots on the notorious 107-yard par-3 hole, braving the blustery winds that came up at midday in a closest-to-the-hole qualifier, narrowing the field to three finalists who would throw down for the $1 million prize.
After the full celebrity field had taken their two shots, the finalists – country music star Jake Owen, who qualified third at 8 feet, 3 inches, comedian Ray Romano, at 5′ 10″, and top finisher Colt Ford, another country musician, lined up to take their single shots for a chance at winning $1 million for their charity with a hole-in-one.
Owen and Romano each missed the green, leaving Ford with a clear field and a decent chance for at least $50,000 for just hitting the green. Ford took advantage of the chance, dropping his shot left and below the flag at 26′ 8″ – not a patch on his 13″ effort in the qualifier, but good enough for a $50,000 payday for his charity, St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.