Kid Rock Continues a Troubling Hole-In-One Trend

Alex Myers discusses a new batch of "feel-good" hole-in-one stories that has him feeling anything but good about not having an ace himself.

Released on 3/11/2019

Transcript

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So another birthday came and went for me over the weekend
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and I'm still without a hole-in-one.
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I've been playing a lot of golf
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for more than two decades now, but not once has my tee shot
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on a par three found the bottom of the cup.
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Not on the fly, not on a bounce,
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not on a ricochet off a tree, or a rake, or a UFO.
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Not once.
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I'm certainly not alone in this matter
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but I also work at a place where not having a hole-in-one
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is like having a hole on your resume.
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I have ace-making friends who can't break a hundred,
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and at least once a week I hear
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about some crazy feel good story involving someone else.
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Lately it's been celebrities, and they're the last people
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I'm gonna feel good about making a hole-in-one.
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In January, it was Larry Fitzgerald making one
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while playing with Barack Obama.
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And more recently, it was Kid Rock hacking one into the hole
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while playing with Jack Nicklaus.
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Good for you guys!
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And forget about the spoiled PGA Tour pros.
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At the Arnold Palmer Invitational,
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D.A. Points was disgusted with his tee shot
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in Bay Hills par three seven, until it went in,
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sickening stuff.
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But these other random hole-in-one tales
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are particularly tough to take.
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Like a UK woman who made three aces
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during her 36 hole club championship last year
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or the UK guy who was so frustrated
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with how he was hitting his irons that he teed off
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with a putter and knocked one in the hole.
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Or some Californian woman named Paula making a hole-in-one
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in her fifth round ever by using a driver from 118 yards.
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Just look at this score card.
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Nine, nine, one, nine, nine.
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Are you kidding me?
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You'd think I'd get used to this kind of stuff
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but this years birthday was especially cruel.
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An injured Tiger Woods wasn't playing at Bay Hill.
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There was freezing rain all day.
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I even lost an hour of my big day thanks to Daylight Savings
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and then there was the dream I had that night.
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A vivid vision of me making my first hole-in-one.
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I swear on Tiger's neck and back, this actually happened.
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Two of the golf industries most prolific Instagramers
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were even there to capture the magical moment
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and I posed for more photos than Meghan Markle
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at the royal wedding.
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Then I woke up and I realized it hadn't actually happened
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and then I remembered Larry Fitzgerald and Kid Rock
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and freaking Paula.
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Happy birthday to me.
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Some will say my complaining won't curry any favor
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with the golf gods but I've stopped worrying
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about the golf gods because they don't exist.
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How else can you explain that Eddie Pepperell
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wore Jack Nicklaus socks at Arnold Palmer's event
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and shot his best round of the week?
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Although, he did barely break 80 the next day.
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Okay, so just in case the golf gods do exist,
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I take it all back.
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To all those with holes in one, from the bottom of my heart,
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I'm so
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happy
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for you.
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[upbeat music]
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