A few weeks ago, there was a whole-in-one contest at a golf course in Brauton, Devon, UK. There was quite a nice prize available to be won for anybody lucky enough to get the whole-in-one - A brand-new Mini Cooper.
So Shaun Sanders entered the contest.
Oh Shaun, why even bother, man? You know what the odds are of hitting a whole in one? I did the math once and it's, like, a-gazillion-to-one!
But Shaun entered the contest anyway...
He stepped up to the tee, took a shot, and the golf ball went airborne. It drifted towards the whole. It was a good shot. Actually, the shot was looking quite promising; it was heading straight for the whole. As it came down, it was heading closer and closer to the whole. Then something miraculous happened - The ball landed smack-dab in the middle of the whole...
It was a whole-in-one!!!
But hold up... Don't get too excited for Shaun just yet... The ball bounced right back out of the whole.
Oh so close. He was that close to winning. He could hear the engine of that Mini Cooper revving. But he lost. He got nothing.
I was the talk of the town after "the shot that wasn't"
The shot that wasn't, eh? Oh man, I would've crawled into a deep whole and never came out. Luckily, Shaun didn't do that. I say 'luckily' because just a week after the shot that wasn't, Shaun won the lottery.
One week after the shot that wasn't, Shaun bough a scratch-off ticket and won £100,000 ($161,129). I guess that universe has a mechanism to right the wrongs!