Bo Van Pelt makes a hole-in-one at 3M Open


The last time Bo Van Pelt teed it up, he withdrew from the Workday Charity Open. Things went a little better on Thursday at the 3M Open.

Van Pelt, 45, is playing on a major-medical exemption and he had birdied four of his first six holes at TPC Twin Cities when a bogey at the seventh hole slowed his roll. That’s when Van Pelt stepped to the tee at the 195-yard eighth hole and lasered a 6-iron that struck on the front of the green and pitched forward into the hole for an ace.

Van Pelt’s playing competitor Bronson Burgoon gave him a high-five (that’s a no-no Bronson!) while Burgoon’s caddie came running over to knock elbows.

Drinks are definitely on Van Pelt, who shot 5-under 66, and carded his third career hole-in-one on Tour (2012 Masters Tournament, 2007 Travelers Championship).

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