Tuesday, 10 October 2017
  (European Tour)
(European Tour)

Ever wondered how many shots it would take a professional golfer to make a hole-in-one?

The odds of an average golfer making an ace are roughly one in 100,000, while stats suggest a European Tour pro's chances are closer to one in 2,500.

Ahead of this week's Italian Open, the fifth Rolex Series event in 2017, we challenged three-time European Tour winner Edoardo Molinari to go a couple of thousand better. With a day and 500 balls to play with on a 145-yard par three, could he beat the odds and find that one, perfect shot?

What began as a light-hearted challenge developed into something more profound; a trip inside the psyche of a complex golfing mind and a journey to the verge of madness for Dodo Molinari.

Here's what happened...

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1HATTON, TyrrellENG18-21
T2FISHER, RossENG18-20
T2APHIBARNRAT, KiradechTHA18-20
4WALLACE, MattENG18-19
5FRASER, MarcusAUS18-18
T6HORSEY, DavidENG18-17

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