Golfer John Daly nails a hole-in-one to win a car, then has it taken away


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News emerged this week that larger-than-life golfer John Daly had sunk a hole-in-one during the Humana Challenge Pro-Am in La Quinta, California and as a result he was the proud owner of a new car.

A Tweet from the official PGA Twitter account read: "J. Daly's 1st swing with a new @CallawayGolf 9i resulted in an ace at 7 (Nick.) in Mon's @HumanaChallenge Pro-Am... wins a '14 Hyundai Equus."

The San Diego Union Tribune reported that when Daly reached the 154-yard par-3 seventh hole on the Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West, a Callaway golf clubs staff member handed him one of the company's new 9-irons.

Daly promptly sank a hole-in-one and as a reward for his expert skills, he was to receive a 2014 Hyundai Equus.

The veteran golfer was understandably excited at the prospect, as the luxury saloon features a 425bhp V8 engine, more interior space than a Mercedes S-Class and opulent leather upholstery throughout.

But what goes up, must come down, as the official PGA Twitter feed quickly corrected its erroneous tweet, following it up with: "@PGA_JohnDaly ace in pro-am @HumanaChallenge today was actually a second practice shot with different club which does not qualify for car."

So Daly didn't drive home in the brand new, £40,000 car and said after the incident: "I didn't even look at the shot."

"I leaned over to get my tee and was telling the Callaway representative that it felt pretty good.

"He said, 'Good, because it just went in the hole.'"

Poor guy.