Taylor Crozier, an 11-year-old golfer from Corpus Christi, experienced a day he will never forget after he shot a hole-in-one during the inaugural shot of Tiger Woods’ new golf course — with Tiger watching.
The shot heard round the links happened on Wednesday during the opening of a course designed by Woods.
Not only did the young lad shoot a hole-in-one for the opening of Magnolia’s The Playgrounds at Bluejack National, his hero Tiger Woods was on hand to witness the incredible shot.
— Scott Fox (@ScottFoxonair) March 3, 2016
According to ABC 7, South Texas PGA junior Taylor Crozier stepped up to the first tee and knocked in the inaugural shot on the 81-yard par 3.
Needless to say, the crowd went wild when the golf ball plunked into the hole. And so did Tiger. Woods was so impressed that he posted the YouTube video on his Twitter page.
In the video, you see disbelief cross Tiger’s face, followed by jubilation. Once realization sinks in, Tiger runs over to 11-year-old Taylor Crozier and gives him a great big bear hug with a huge smile on his face.
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All the while Tiger can be seen shouting his joy to the crowd.
“Inaugural shot, and he holes it!”
Introduced as a “man with a perfect school attendance record until today,” Taylor Cozier hit the perfect shot on the 81-yard 3-par hole on the course’s nine-hole junior track.
— Mark Nolan (@TheNolanNation) March 3, 2016
After Taylor’s crazy shot, it was Woods’ turn to tee up for his first shot on the course. The pressure was definitely turned up a notch for the golf pro.
“Are you kidding me right now?”
After the eventful day, the former world No. 1 golfer, who has been off the PGA Tour with ongoing back issues, tweeted a video of Crozier’s shot.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 3, 2016
Bluejack National, which features the first Tiger Woods-designed golf course and short course in the United States, is a private club and resort-style community located on 755-acres of rolling hills and piney woods in Montgomery. The community is limited to 386 residences and 550 memberships.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Woods has been very involved in Bluejack’s construction and even plans to keep a house on the property.
— GOLF.com (@golf_com) March 3, 2016
Tiger has been especially keen to include The Playgrounds as part of the Bluejack National course, with the dream of making the golf club “family friendly, a place to have fun.”
The hole-in-one helped Crozier and his playing partner, Ceci Lococo, secure a round of 32 on the 10-hole course. Meanwhile, 14-time major winner Tiger Woods and his partner could only muster a score of 35.
Tiger Woods opens his new course
11-year-old takes the first shot
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 3, 2016
Needless to say, it was a day to remember for young Taylor Crozier, and the young boy’s scorecard will certainly be a treasured reminder of the unforgettable moment.
— Timothy O'Brien (@CoachTimOB) March 3, 2016
Do you think 11-year-old Taylor Crozier will be the next golf phenom?
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