Golfer makes HOLE-IN-ONE at Genesis Invitational to win THIRD car in FOUR months

Tae Hoon Kim is playing in the Genesis Invitational on a sponsor invite and his epic ace earned him his third car in just four months.

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Fri, 19 Feb 2021

Tae Hoon Kim is playing in the Genesis Invitational on a sponsor invite and the Korean made a sensational hole-in-one at the par-3 16th to win an incredible car to make it a total of three cars in just four months.

The 35-year-old shot a tidy 2-under par opening round of 69 on Thursday and starting on the 10th hole, Kim stepped up to the 166-yard par-3 16th already under par, before making an epic ace.

WATCH KIM'S HOLE-IN-ONE AT THE 16TH BELOW:

After his 7-iron shot found the hole, Kim earned himself a beautiful 2021 Genesis G80 car, to add to his collection, after he won a Genesis GV80 2020 for winning the 2020 Genesis Championship on the Korean Tour last October, while he also won a a Genesis GV70 for leading the order of merit on the Korean Tour in 2020.

That's three cars in four months.

“I gave the first two cars to my parents but I’m not sure yet what I’ll do with this latest one,” Kim said through a translator after the opening round on Thursday.

“I didn’t see the ball go in the hole but then I noticed some people up at the green celebrating and realized it went in. That was pretty special thing to happen in my first PGA TOUR event.”

Kim's ace at the 16th wasn't his only eagle of the day either, as he had already made a 3 at the par-5 11th, his second hole. He joins an elite club as just the fourth player to make two eagles in the same round on the back nine at Riviera since 1983 joining Phil Mickelson (2017 final round, 10 & 17), Sergio Garcia (2012 final round, 11 & 15) and Scott McCarron (1997 round three, 10 & 11).

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