If a player hits a hole-in-one, the crowd erupts. Quicken Loans wants to give you a reason to erupt when you’re watching at home.
Last year, we gave away a year’s worth of mortgage payments to one lucky contestant for every hole-in-one made, beginning with the Quicken Loans National. We really like the words “bigger and better” around here, so this year we decided to expand things.
Beginning with the first round at TPC Scottsdale on January 29 and continuing through the end of the PGA TOUR Championship in late September, we’ll give away a year’s worth of mortgage payments to one entrant each time a player makes an ace. That’s right. This time around, the contest is open longer – which means there’s more time for you to win. Last year, 17 winners had their mortgages paid off for a whole year!
It gets even better. If a player is lucky enough to make a hole-in-one on the 175-yard, par-3, 16th hole at the Quicken Loans National, one contestant will win $1 million. (I really hope you read that in a Dr. Evil voice.)
We thought it would be fun to give you some cool statistics about the hole-in-one from Golf Digest.
Skill helps. While the odds are 12,500-to-1 for an amateur golfer, they increase to 2,500-to-1 for professionals.
Mancil Davis is known as the King of Aces. He has 51 over the course of his career.
Tiger Woods got his first hole-in-one at age 6, while Michelle Wie picked up hers at age 12.
Four golfers have recorded a condor, which is a hole-in-one on a par 5.
Have you made all hole-in-one? Tell us about it in the comments. If not, how close have you come?
You can enter the Quicken Loans Hole-in-One Sweepstakes here.
“No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment will not increase your chances of winning. Quicken Loans Hole-In-One Sweepstakes begins on January 26, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on September 27, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. To enter and for complete official rules, go to www.PGATOUR.com/QuickenLoans.“
If so, subscribe now for tips on home, money, and life delivered straight to your inbox.