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.

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Andrew Tursky is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team while earning a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.


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  1. Personally I really like what the Euro PGA is doing. I’m guessing some might hate it, but they are doing different things and I “personally” think it’s much more interesting stuff vs the normal PGA stuff. They’re having fun, and that’s extremely entertaining.