Hole 16 update: Manning had the closest show, 17 1⁄2 inches from the hole. Michelob donated $125,000 on his behalf.
Hole 8 update: Nobody holed it out, with Phil Mickelson coming closest. Michelob donated $125,000 on his behalf.
If you’re looking for a rooting interest in Sunday’s The Match: Champions for Charity with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady,. can we tempt you with some wheat-based weight-watching malt water?
Your friends at Michelob Ultra, 4.2% alcohol by volume, 2.6 carbs per 12 oz., are going to kick in $1 million worth of their beer if any one of the four players makes a hole-in-one on any par 3 during their match at The Medalist in Hobe Sound, Florida on Sunday.
If someone makes an ace, you’ll be able to purchase a six-pack of the “beer” and be reimbursed up to $12 via a website, sales tax not included.
So what are the odds you’re swimming in the Walmart of brews on Sunday? According to American Hole In One, which allows fundraising golf tournaments to buy insurance for big prizes if someone makes an ace, the odds of making it are 12,500 to 1. But that drops to 2,500 to 1 for a professional golfer. So some quick math here...
Tiger and Phil: 2,500 ÷ 4 Par 3’s ÷ 2 golfers = 1 in 312.5
Peyton & Tom: 12,500 ÷ 4 Par 3’s ÷ 2 golfers = 1 in 1562.5
Combine those two and it works out to 0.00384%, or 1 in 262.15.
So we’re sorry America, but you’ll likely be buying your own crappy beer next week.