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Tiger Woods, Move Over

Jacqueline Gagne
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This column was written by CBS News Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith.

It's not April Fool's Day, and this is not Ripley's "Believe It Or Not."

A woman in California who started golfing just over four years ago has hit 14 holes in one – 14. I interviewed Jaqueline Gagne Thursday morning and she seems simultaneously pleased and amazed.

Skeptics and the curious have looked into her amazing feat, and the people at her club say it is all absolutely true. A local news crew went out to do a story about her ... and she made another one.

To put this is some perspective, Tiger Woods has a total of 18 holes in one. Jack Nicklaus has 20. Jaqueline is closing in fast.

Statisticians are having a field day with the odds. At last check, the chances of making 14 holes in one in four months is somewhere in the quadrillions or septillions – and no, I don't know how many zeroes that is.

When you hit a hole in one, you're supposed to buy drinks when the round is done. Ms. Gagne happily complies – at $250 a bottle for Dom Perignon.

Now are you impressed?



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