When your grandfather has a green jacket, it’s tough to do anything golf-related that’s going to really impress the rest of your family. But Parker Coody managed to do just that at a US Open local qualifier on Monday.
The University of Texas senior and grandson of 1971 Masters champ Charles Coody made not one, but TWO holes-in-one during his round at Forest Creek Golf Club in Round Rock, Texas.
As you can see in that tweet, Coody aced both the 190-yard, par-3 eighth as well as the 160-yard 17th. And he wound up needing both to advance.
But Coody’s 18-hole score is somewhat underwhelming considering he had two aces; he shot a three-under-par 69. But the score doesn’t matter; he grabbed one of five qualifying spots and he finished just one shot ahead of having to be in a seven-way playoff for the final three spots. Pro Chandler Phillips won the qualifier at five under.
Coody and his twin brother Pierceson, who advanced through local and final qualifying a year ago to reach the US Open, were in the news last year for each breaking a bone in their right arms in a fluke non-golf accident at UT’s indoor athletic performance centre. But obviously, the arm has healed.