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Let's Watch A Golf-Playing Robot Hit A Par 3 Hole-In-One

"Eldrick" knocked in the exact ace that Tiger Woods made famous.

It’s been just shy of two decades since a young Tiger Woods unleashed one of his trademark fist pumps at the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, moments after notching a par 3 hole-in-one to the utter delight of the crowd surrounding him. 

This week, a new strain of golfer followed in Wood’s footsteps. Named “Eldrick” in honor of Woods, a robot (!) took aim and fired at that same TPC Scottsdale hole, tallying the ace on its fifth try. The crowd around the green partied like it was 1997 again, tossing beer onto the course in celebration. 

And yes, this is the first robot to ever accomplish such a feat, although there's been no word yet whether it will don one of Woods’ famous red shirts to celebrate.

  

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