Points Mishits Iron, Makes Ace At Bay Hill

They say that golf is a game of misses, and what separates the elite professionals from your average weekend player is that pros’ bad shots are much less costly than the 10-handicapper in your weekend game.

On Thursday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, D.A. Points proved that even some bad shots can have ridiculously good results.

Playing the par-3 seventh hole at Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Points pulled a 6-iron on the 203-yard hole. As soon as he made contact, you could tell he didn’t love it.

His hands came off the club shortly after impact, and he pleaded for the ball to go as he put his hand on his hip.

In an unbelievable stroke of luck, Points’ ball cleared the front bunker and rolled into the cup for the second hole-in-one of the day on the 7th.

Back on the tee, all Points could do was laugh as he put his head down and his hand up to receive congratulations from his caddie and playing partners.

Points would get to 2-under par on the round with the ace, but he gave both strokes back as he finished his round at even par. Afterward, he explained his unusual reaction to the shot.

“For the record, I mishit my 6-iron off the toe,” he wrote on Twitter. “I was begging for it to get over the bunker. It did and rolled in. Completely lucky and I am grateful for it! Haven’t had much luck recently, sign of good things to come. Sorry if my celebration wasn’t boisterous enough for everyone.”

There’s never any reason to apologize for an ace.