European Tour Pro Wins Trip to Outer Space With Hole-in-One at KLM Open

Andy Sullivan of England poses with his trophy and an astronaut from the XCOR spaceship after the final round of the KLM Open on Sunday.

Most golfers are on cloud nine after a making a hole-in-one, but European Tour player Andy Sullivan is going somewhere a little higher.

After making a hole-in-one on the 163-yard 15th hole at the Kennemer Golf & Country Club in the KLM Open, Sullivan could be blasting off into outer space.

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As part of a promotion at the Amsterdam tournament, XCOR Aerospace offered a space flight to the first player to make an ace on the 15th hole. That was Sullivan, who aced the 15th on Sunday en route to a final-round 67.

XCOR Aerospace is an Amsterdam-based company that will offer trips to space for the public starting late in 2015. The trips cost between $95,000 and $115,000.

According to the company’s website, space tourists will travel on the Lynx Mark II, a two-seat piloted space transport vehicle. Total flight time is 62 minutes, and at the highest point, travelers will experience five to six minutes of weightlessness. 

So will Sullivan become the most famous golfer in space since Buzz Aldrin?

'I'm not sure yet,” Sullivan said of joining a XCOR space flight next year. “I'll see what the missus says!" 

Here’s Sullivan’s ace from Sunday:

Sullivan, an Englishman, finished third at the KLM Open, two shots winner Paul Casey. He is the 216th-ranked golfer in the world.

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