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Craig Kimbrel had a hole-in-one at a charity golf tournament

Feb 19, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

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Craig Kimbrel is the most dominant pitcher in baseball and he’s also apparently a pretty good golfer. Or at least good enough to sink a hole-in-one at the Chipper Jones/Tim Hudson charity tournament yesterday:

Mark Bowman of MLB.com has the details:

Kimbrel … used his four-iron to make quick work of the par-3 No. 2 hole on the National Course, striking the ball 203 yards into the wind and directly into the hole for his first-ever ace.

“I didn’t even know it was a hole-in-one at first,” a beaming Kimbrel said. “I thought it came up short and went into the sand.” …

His prize for this closest of “closest to the pin” measurements? “A box of golf balls,” he said proudly.

Once in junior high I was golfing with a few friends and we conspired to convince one of the guys in our group that he’d hit a hole-in-one, specifically so he would start bragging about it and then, months later, we could collectively tell him it was all fake. It turned out more sad than funny, really, but then again if we hadn’t done it what would I be writing at the end of this post right now? Everything happens for a reason!

Mostly, though, congratulations to Kimbrel on the box of golf balls.

  1. flosox - Feb 19, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Sounds a lot like a former Braves stud pitcher…

    On another note, my parents conspired against me on my 21st bday with a fake scratch off ticket…pretty dick move, especially since everyone else at the party new but me. I’ve heard they had to take these things off the market because people were quitting their jobs and breaking things.

    • flosox - Feb 19, 2013 at 3:14 PM

      *knew

  2. polonelmeagrejr - Feb 19, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    most dominant?

    • polonelmeagrejr - Feb 19, 2013 at 3:48 PM

      Just looked. I’ll have to give him that.

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