While Arizona Cardinals fans await word on whether receiver Larry Fitzgerald returns to the team, Fitzgerald is enjoying his off season, playing golf with a former president and making a hole-in-one.
Yep, on Friday, during a round of golf with former President Barack Obama at Seminole Golf Club near Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, Fitzgerald made a hole-in-one.
Golf Channel analyst Tim Rosafort passed along details on Twitter, explaining that the ace came on the 13th hole.
It was such a big moment that the golf club’s president waived the course rule against cell phone use on the course so that Fitzgerald could deliver the news of not only his hole and one, but also the fact that he was playing golf with Obama.
The foursome was Obama, Fitzgerald, club president Jimmy Dunne and Glenn Hutchins, part owner in the Boston Celtics and a board member of Obama Foundation.
Rosafort says that Fitzgerald hit his “8-iron from 162 yards. Eye witnesses described the ball rolling in like a putt.”
Fitzgerald was originally on the list of celebrities playing in the LPGA Tour’s season-opening event in Orlando, the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Lake Buena Vista, Fla, about 3 hours north of the Seminole Golf Club.
A change of plans, though, led to what may be one of Fitzgerald’s most memorable athletic achievements.