Monday, January 11, 2021
It Turns Out...Golf Holes-In-One and Japanese Sumo Wrestling
It turns out that getting a hole in one in golf is actually quite hard and if you are a sumo wrestler it is even harder. Over 50 years ago the former Yokozuna Tochinishiki got one and has since been the first, and only, active or retired sumo wrestler to do so. How hard is it to get a hole in one? Well, according to the U.S. National Hole-In-One Registry it is about 1:12000 for an average player....so given that a course has about 3-4 Par 3s, you would need to play about 3500 rounds of golf before you sink one. American baseball has seen numerous holes-in-one by active and former players: Mike Maddux, Luke Hudson, and Brian Matusz to name a few. Football's legendary Jan Stenerud and Peyton Manning have both hit one. Even the NBA's future HOFer Steph Curry has made one.