Ace Chopra doubles up at Pebble
Daniel Chopra enjoyed a practice round to remember at Pebble Beach on Monday as he made two holes-in-one ahead of the AT&T National.
By Mark Kendall - Twitter: @SkySportsMK
Last Updated: 07/02/12 11:29am
Daniel Chopra enjoyed a practice round to remember ahead of this week's AT&T National at Pebble Beach as he made not one, but two holes-in-one at the legendary American lay-out on Monday.
The Swede first aced the iconic postage stamp seventh hole, which famously appears surrounded by the ocean from its elevated tee, and amazingly then repeated the feat at the 17th hole which also backs out on to the Monterey peninsula.
Chopra took a gap wedge to the seventh, which was playing 103 yards, and a seven-iron to the 17th which measured 176 yards.
The 37-year-old was playing alongside rookie Richard H. Lee who posted news of his partner's incredible achievement via his Twitter account.
"Just played practice round at Pebble Beach with Danieal (sic) chopra! He had two hole in one today at hole 7 and 17!! Two in one day," wrote Johnson.
A 2010 report put the chances of a golfer making two holes-in-one in a single round at around 65 million to one.
However, Chopra has previous when it comes to making aces having already managed three in tournament play over the last few years.
In 2007 he made one at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans and followed it up with further efforts at the Bob Hope Classic in 2008 and The Barclays in 2009.