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Sakic makes $1 million hole-in-one

Sunday, 07.17.2011 / 5:52 PM / News

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Sakic makes $1 million hole-in-one
Joe Sakic won $1 million on Sunday by making a hole-in-one on the par-3 17th at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship.
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



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