“The Playgrounds” is a 10-hole course located at Bluejack National, and according to its website, it’s designed to provide “a unique, unstructured golf experience that is ideal for casual fun with friends and family.”
Well, it was certainly fun for 11-year-old Taylor Crozier, who blew his perfect school attendance record to be one of two young golfers who got to try out the course.
Taylor stepped up to the the first tee, an 81-yard par 3, and took his swing. The audience clapped politely, then started to really cheer as they saw that it was going to land well, then cheered their heads off as the ball rolled closer and closer to the hole.
The rest was golf history.
Among those freaking out was Tiger Woods himself, who rushed out to give the boy a hug. The golf superstar clearly couldn’t believe what he’d just witnessed, and he posted about it on Twitter following the amazing shot.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 3, 2016
To put this in perspective, according to Golf Digest, the odds of a professional golfer getting a hole in one are 1 in 2,500. The odds for an amateur are 1 in 12,500. They didn’t provide data for 11-year-olds on the first hole of a course’s opening day with Tiger Woods in attendance, but those odds have got to be pretty slim.
It certainly seems like Crozier is on his way to a dazzling career as a professional golfer, but before his head gets too big, it’s worth mentioning that, many years ago, there was a 6-year-old boy who hit a hole-in-one. That little boy grew up to be a four-time PGA champion and is considered by many to be one of the greatest golfers of all time. So it’s fitting that that person, now all grown up, was on hand to watch Taylor Crozier ace his opening shot—and give him a hug to celebrate.