According to a video posted to the European Tour’s Facebook page today, there’s a 1-in-2,500 chance of a Tour player making a hole-in-one. As it turns out, however, there’s a way better chance that Edoardo Molinari loses his mind before making a hole-in-one in 500 attempts.
Ahead of this week’s Italian Open, Molinari volunteered for what surely seemed like a fun experiment beforehand, but in reality it turned into some sort of cruel torture.
While Molinari showcased amazing skill and consistency — he nearly holed his first shot, actually dunked his 153rd shot that popped out of the hole, and left an absurd amount of ball marks within feet of the hole — the experiment proved to be a frustrating failure as Molinari could not make a hole-in-one in 500 shots.
Watch the full video for yourself to see how dialed Molinari was from 145-yards with a 9-iron, and just how frustrated he became as the experiment progressed.
Since the golf gods have a very weird way of asserting their power, look out for Molinari to record a hole-in-one at this week’s event. I wouldn’t be shocked at all.