Denny McCarthy Makes First Career Hole-in-One

Holes-in-one don’t happen very often in golf. The odds of an amateur making one are 12,500 to 1. For pros, the odds drop to 2,500 to 1. Whether you’re an amateur or a pro, a hole-in-one is special.

28 year-old Denny McCarthy, a Georgetown Prep alum now in his 4th full year on the PGA Tour, pulled the trick during the second round of The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl on Friday.

It happened on the 164 yard 3rd hole at TPC Sawgrass, one of the most challenging courses in the world.

It was McCarthy’s first career hole-in-one on the PGA Tour. He told the Tour, “It was a perfect 8-iron for me and just stepped up there and executed the shot.” McCarthy added, “Got a little lucky to go in.”

McCarthy was in contention the first two days – at one point trailing leader Sergio Garcia by just one stroke. Back-to-back rounds of 69 Thursday and Friday put him in good position to contend for the prestigious title but two rounds of 75 on the weekend dropped the University of Virginia graduate into a tie for 55th place.

McCarthy is scheduled to play this week at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.

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Joe Yasharoff is MCM's Director of Content and Operations. He is also an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Maryland. Previously, Joe was the Managing Editor at NBC Sports Washington and Executive Sports Producer at FOX5 (WTTG-TV). He hosts the MoCo's Most Famous podcast for MCM.

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