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Jason Bohn's Brushes with Greatness

Jason Bohn is a winner again on the PGA Tour. Five years since his only previous win, at the 2005 B.C. Open, Bohn won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Sunday. But even if Bohn had never won on the PGA Tour, he'd still have a couple footnotes in the sport's pop history. The better-known of the two incidents in Bohn's past is his $1 million hole-in-one. In 1992, as a 19-year-old on the University of Alabama golf team, Bohn paid $1 to enter a million-dollar hole-in-one contest. And he made the ace. He has received a $50,000 annual payment ever since, the last of which is due in 2012. By taking the prize, Bohn forfeited his amateur eligibility and turned pro. What a way to quit your college golf team. And best for golf fans, Bohn's ace was caught on tape. As was his arms-flailing-while-running-around-like-crazy reaction. Along with the phone call to his grandmother to tell her he'd just won a million bucks. Bohn bounced around mini-tours while honing his game