Friday, November 04, 2016

Shanghai: Tournament officials and Cadillac today announced that Matt Kuchar, who aced the par-3 17th hole at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions last week, would, in fact, be awarded with the Cadillac vehicle of his choice as a prize for the hole-in-one.
As was noted to all players during the round, the tees were moved up to make the hole 193 yards due to the conditions, which meant the hole played less than the required (by the insurance company)  200-plus yards that it would take to win the Cadillac vehicle displayed. Kuchar was told by his caddie, John Wood, just before playing the hole that it no longer qualified for the Cadillac vehicle giveaway.
After learning of the situation, Cadillac, a six-year title sponsor of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and the official vehicle and umbrella sponsor of the entire World Golf Championships series through 2016, chose to award Kuchar with the Cadillac of his choice.
“Matt Kuchar is one of golf’s most respected players, known for his talent, persistence and sportsmanship,” said Melody Lee, Director of Brand Marketing for Cadillac. 
Cadillac celebrates Matt’s achievements throughout his career, as well as his extraordinary hole-in-one at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Championship.”
Kuchar’s description of the hole-in-one has since changed.
“Certainly this is no longer the saddest hole-in-one of my life,” Kuchar said. “My 9-year-old son recently asked me if I’d ever made a hole-in-one to win a car and I’ll be happy to now tell him that I have. Cadillac has long supported the game of golf and this type of gesture shows why they are a respected company in the industry.”
Kuchar was given the option to choose any car within Cadillac’s lineup as his prize for the hole-in-one. He chose a 2017 Cadillac Escalade.



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