Parker Coody in the footsteps of grandfather

Not easy to make a name for yourself when your grandfather won the Masters!

However, this is what Parker Coody, the grandson of Charles Coody, winner of the green jacket in 1971, managed to do by signing a unique feat of its kind.

Parker Coody, results

The 22-year-old boy could follow in his grandfather’s footsteps as he has just qualified for the final qualifying stage of the next US Open which will take place at the Country Club in Brookline (Massachusetts), from June 16 to 19. .

If the amateur is still far from playing his first major, he achieved a performance that will figure prominently in the book of records for the 3rd major of the season during local qualifications at Forest Creek Golf Club, in Round Rock (Texas).

Indeed, Parker Coody did not sign one, but two holes in one in the same part, to rank second in the event and thus win his ticket for the next stage.

He first landed a 7-iron shot on the par 3 of the 8 (171 m) before doing it again on the 17 (144 m) with his pitch. He took it well, since his card of 69 thus allowed him to suddenly avoid the play-off at 7 for the last 3 places.

Billy Charles Coody (born July 13, 1937) is an American professional golfer, best known for winning the 1971 Masters Tournament.

Coody was born in Stamford, Texas and raised in Abilene, Texas. He attended Abilene Christian University before transferring to and graduating in 1960 with a bachelor’s degree in Business from Texas Christian University; he made his pro debut in 1963. Coody won two regular PGA Tour events early in his career and was known as one of the best iron players of his era. However he was considered somewhat of an underachiever until his Masters victory. In the words of his contemporary Frank Beard, “Charlie’s one of our better shotmakers but he tries hard not to win. Coody held the lead at the 1969 Masters Tournament with three holes left but finished bogey-bogey-bogey to tie for 5th place.