Double hole-in-one for N.S. golfer
It's about as probable as winning a jackpot, so maybe Cape Breton golfer David Pyke should buy a lottery ticket.
The 49-year-old Sydney, N.S.,resident defied the odds Sunday, sinking two holes-in-one in a single round at Cape Breton's Lingan Golf and Country Club.
Pyke aced the sixth hole and was in complete disbelief when he did it again on the 17th.
According to Golf Digest, the odds of an average golfer sinking one hole-in-one are about12,000 to one, but the chances of sinking two holes-in-one in the same round are 67,000,000 to one — about the same probability of winning the lottery.
When Pyke was told of those odds, he said he'd rather win the lottery.
Though it's extremely rare to see two holes-in-one in a single round, it's happened at least two other times in 2006.
Glen MacLean of Saint John, N.B., made two holes-in-one back in late July at the Westfield Golf and Country Club.
And in the pro ranks, unheralded Japanese golfer Yusaku Miyazato made history on Aug. 25 by becoming the first person to make two holes-in-one in the same round of a PGA tournament.
Miyazato aced a pair of par-3 holes during second-round play at the Reno-Tahoe Open.