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Trevino makes $1m hole in one

Lee Trevino holed a $1 million shot in the Par-3 Shootout today, acing the 138-yard seventh hole in the two-day skins competition.

''I got my best hug in a long time,'' said Paul Azinger, one of four players in the event at the Treetops course. ''It was a pretty special moment.''

The 61-year-old Trevino had just let a $40,000 skin slip away on the sixth hole when he stepped up to the seventh tee.

The hole, nicknamed ''High Five,'' includes a 90-foot vertical drop that makes club selection a bit tricky. Trevino decided on a pitching wedge, but thought he'd hit it too hard. The ball sailed directly at the flag, landed pin high about a foot onto the fringe and spun back, rolling 20 feet into the cup.

Spectators roared, hugged and high-fived one another as Trevino celebrated with Azinger, Phil Mickelson and Raymond Floyd.

''The greens are, so soft I knew I had to go to the back or it would roll right off the green,'' Trevino said. ''I thought I hit it a little long, but it trickled back.''

The shot, Trevino's fifth hole-in-one in competition, was worth $500,000 to Trevino and $500,000 to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis.

Trevino also won $10,000 for being closest to the pin on the hole and set himself up for an $80,000 skin if he could ''validate'' it by winning or tying the following hole, which he did. A 25-foot birdie putt on No. 8 secured the cash.

Trevino finished the day with $1,110,000 in earnings. Mickelson won $70,000, Azinger $30,000 and Floyd $20,000. An additional $40,000 skin will carry over to Tuesday's first hole.

Each hole is worth $20,000 with an additional $10,000 awarded for closest to the pin. Every hole-in-one is worth $1 million.

 


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