Video: A Look Back at Jonathan Byrd's Hall of Fame Hole-in-One
Posted: 30 September 2011
Check out one of the newest additions to the World Golf Hall of Fame: The Titleist Pro V1x golf ball that Jonathan Byrd used to make his playoff-winning hole-in-one during the 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open in Las Vegas.
The shot came on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff at TPC Summerlin's 203-yard par-3 17th. Jonathan teed up a Titleist Pro V1x #2 golf ball, which he marked with an orange dot above the number. (He's a Clemson alum.)
The ball sailed through the wind, straight at the flagstick, took three shorts hops and rolled into the cup.
"I'm flattered. I'm 33 and still in the beginning of my PGA Tour career in a sense, so for the Hall of Fame to call me for something is special," Jonathan said. "I was happy to donate my club and ball."
TPC Summerlin also embedded a plaque in the ground at the 17th tee to commemorate the feat.
Jonathan spoke with Team Titleist recently about his historic Vegas ace, which you can check out in the video at the top of this post.
A replay of the shot is available in the video below (courtesy PGATour.com).
For more information about the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum and the Byrd display, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.