VIDEO: One-armed golfer makes hole-in-one at PGA Tour event
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The 2020 PGA Tour season is underway in the Southern California desert, but an amateur stole the show on Thursday.
Laurent Hurtubise, an amateur partner of PGA Tour pro Troy Merritt, made a hole-in-one on the 151-yard fourth hole of PGA West’s Stadium Course. But it wasn't just any hole-in-one.
Hurtubise was born with one arm, and as he has done since starting the game at age 11, he swings from the left side with his left arm (his right arm ends just below his elbow). Check out the video below:
For Merritt, it was more than just an inspiring moment. “That was the coolest experience I’ve had on the golf course,” Merritt said afterward.
Hurtubise has long been a sportsman, discovering early on that it allowed him to fit in with his peers.
"As a kid, sports was a way for me to prove that even though I had a difference that I could perform as well as normal people ... as they call them," said Hurtubise to The Desert Sun.
"People have differences and handicaps and whatever, but it was my way to prove that I could be as good as everybody else."