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Tour Confidential: Prepping for the U.S. Open and Lydia Ko
The Tour Confidential team looks at who has the most to prove as the U.S. Open draws closer and discusses Lydia Ko's first win since July of 2016.
By Josh Berhow
Monday, April 30, 2018

The 7th hole at Westwood Country Club in St. Louis didn't stand a chance on Sunday. Not when Howie Sher and Brian Halpern reached the tee box of the 123-yard par-3.

In what can only be described as a miraculous few minutes, Sher and Halpern recorded back-to-back holes-in-one. The National Hole-In-One Registry sets odds of two players in the same foursome making aces as 17 million to 1.

"What happened is not believable," Sher told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I'm sure the odds are debatable, but I'll bet winning the lottery might be easier."

Sher, 50, was first, and he hit a nine-iron. After his ball dropped, his group went nuts.

"Watching Howie's go in was the most exhilarating thing I'd experienced on a golf course," Halpern, 33, told the newspaper. "I'd never seen one go in before. Watching it was amazing."

But then it was Halpern's turn. Same result.

"To be honest I was just trying to make sure I hit contact because I had so much adrenaline going from watching Howie," Halpern said. "When I hit the ball I chunked it a little bit but had a good line. It was going a little left of the pin and landed on the left fringe, pin high. After it landed, it took a hard bounce up the hill and then ran down the hill in a beeline for the hole."

The next goal for these two? Well, there's a 67 million to 1 chance a single golfer will make two holes-in-one in one round. Better start practicing.

Howie Sher (left) and Brian Halpern accomplished the unthinkable.

Howie Sher

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