• Jul 28, 2009
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PGA golfer Leif Olson has only made $19,512 so far in 2009, and, we're just guessing here when we say that his portfolio and his golf game probably isn't going to approach Tiger Woods status any time soon. At the same time, Olson has done something that Woods hasn't done on tour in a long time; hit a hole-in-one when it counts. Not only did Olson gain two strokes on the competition as a reward for his improbable shot, but he also received a $51,512 bonus in the form of a spanking new 2009 BMW Z4.

Hit the jump to see Olson's totally ridiculous hole-in-one shot this past weekend at the Canadian Open. The ball lands about 10 feet past the hole, roles back, hits another ball, then goes in the hole. Even better is the genuine expression of joy on the face of Olson when he gets in his new, 300 horsepower Bimmer convertible. Usually the big-dollar athletes aren't as excited to win a car that isn't as nice as the 10 they already have, but in Olson's case, there's a decent chance this Zed will be his new daily driver.



[Source:ESPN via YouTube]




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      • 5 Years Ago
      Actually, it's the way it's pronounced in the English language everywhere in the world where English is spoken, except for the USA.

      American English is the exception, not the rule. ;)



      how do the German pronounce it? If it wasn't for the Americans. the english would be pronouncing it how the German do :p
        • 5 Years Ago
        I believe it is pronounced szett...Close enough to zed, innit?
      • 5 Years Ago
      He should take it to the nearest Chevy dealer and trade it in for a Vett.

      There a lot nicer sports car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You are on crack.

        I love the Corvette, but the only thing it has on the Z4 is speed. In every luxury category the Z4 is hands down better than the Corvette.
      • 5 Years Ago
      WOW! Looks like a billiards shot!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes, there are many dialects of the English language, which England can't really claim soul ownership of since old-English at the latest because the language has twice been invaded and modified by French (old French, middle French), and been heavily modified by Latin (from the Church and science). Modern English is actually significantly different as it continues to be heavily modified through-out the English speaking world and now incorporates words rooted in dozens of other languages.

      There is research that suggests that the American dialect of English is actually closer to English as it was spoken during colonial times than is the British dialect of modern English.

      While the British Empire originally spread English about the world, American economic and diplomatic dominance had made it one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, much to the dismay of the French.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugh, I echo the first comment. This thing is a travesty compared to the F430 and F360.
        • 5 Years Ago
        mmm, wrong post in wrong article?
      • 5 Years Ago
      "...expression of joy on the face of Olson ..."

      I see what you did there!
      • 5 Years Ago
      why they call them Zeds?
        • 5 Years Ago
        British English pronounce the letter Z as Zed.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually, it's the way it's pronounced in the English language everywhere in the world where English is spoken, except for the USA.

        American English is the exception, not the rule. ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      If he can afford the income tax.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah, it was nice of you Yankee-doodles to show up half-way through the war, after the Canadians, British, French, et. al. had been fighting for several years already. Douchebag.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Better late than never, right? :D
        • 5 Years Ago
        Someone had to stop in and clean up the mess you started.

        :P

        *pbtpbtpbtpbt*
      • 5 Years Ago
      Glad to see an underdog get something nice.
        • 5 Years Ago
        He must feel like a million dollars after that, though.

        Unless I was really cash-strapped, I'd keep the car. Not just to drive, but as a memento. Besides, the Z4 is decent on fuel.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The $19k is probably just tour income and doesn't include sponsorship, which may be more $.

        Tiger Woods did not get rich off of tour winnings, but rather off of sponsorships for Buick, Nike, et. al.

        I hate this comment system, BTW.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why does everyone always link to the crappy HERE"S SOME CRAPPY MUSIC THAT WE PUT ON THE VIDEO THAT YOU CAN BUY version of the video clip?
      • 5 Years Ago
      So the best way to get a Z4 is not to pay money for it, but to be a golfist to win it!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I believe the word you're looking for is "golfer"...
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