How to celebrate a hole-in-one
By mustang6560 on 6/18/12
John Peterson, the former LSU standout (Geaux Tigers!) and 2011 NCAA Individual Champion, made some noise last weekend in the 112th U.S. Open. The Texas native is well-known among golf's inner circles, but he is relatively unknown to the majority of golf fans - at least until his T4 finish at The Olympic Club and his awesome post-hole-in-one celebration.
Believe it or not, prior to his ace at the par-3 13th in the third round of the U.S. Open, John had never made a hole-in-one. So you can imagine his excitement as he watched his golf ball find the bottom of the cup during the biggest tournament of his young career.
Unlike some pros who appear dead behind the eyes, his reaction was one of pure joy and it was fun to watch. He threw his hands in the air and attempted to side bump his caddie like NFL and college football players do. The only problem was his caddie was also overcome with excitement and the side pump was mediocre at best. But, at the end of the day, you can't fault a man for his post-hole-in-one celebration!
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Any other former LSU students recently have a hole-in-one? Anyone? Anyone?
@bkuehn1952- I feel like you're baiting me...
@mustang6560 - hmmm I wonder..could it be?
Lets just say he held his composure a lot better than I would have. I would have grass stained knees, no voice, and probably a broken ankle for trying to dance.
@bkuehn1952 - I don't think this qualifies as being recent but Peterson's playing competitor was David Toms that day - LSU grad, 2001 PGA Championship at Atlanta Atheltic Club, third round, 15th hole, 227 yards, 5-wood. Both shots were awesome to see. I wonder how big was his bar tab.
Okay, so it has been settled. The only two hole-in-ones by LSU grads is the recent one by John Peterson and David Toms' brilliant play at the 2001 PGA. No one else from LSU has ever gotten a hole-in-one, is that correct?
Matt McGee says:
Great celebration, although I'm sure Johnny Miller could have done better.
Not much was made of the Peterson story on how he was snubbed for the Walker cup despite his #7 world amateur ranking, then qualified and finished tied-4. He won $200k and gets an auto invite to next year's open and Masters.
BK you are hysterical
@Matt M...hah! Sounds like you might have caught Johnny Miller's comment after Peterson's ace - I forget his exact words, but something to the effect of "not surprising given that easy pin placement".
I have to say, BK is a Master Baiter.
Is the qualifier LSU "GRAD" ? Or can it just be an LSU fan.?
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