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Sakic makes $1 million hole-in-one

Sunday, 07.17.2011 / 5:52 PM / News

NHL.com

Former Colorado Avalanche star Joe Sakic picked the right time for the first hole-in-one of his life.

Sakic won $1 million on Sunday by making a hole-in-one on the par-3 17th at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nev.

He used an 8-iron on the 162-yard waterfront hole where dozens of yachts and boats anchor during the annual three-day tournament.

Sakic will take home half the check, with the other $500,000 going to Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation for cancer research. The money comes from an insurance policy purchased by the tourney's sponsor.

The former NHL MVP and two-time Stanley Cup winner said he had never come close to making a hole-in-one before.

Material from wire services was used in this report



Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild