Former NHL star Sakic sinks $1M ace
STATELINE, Nev. (AP)
Former NHL All-Star Joe Sakic made a $1 million hole-in-one Sunday at the par-3 17th at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe.
Sakic pockets half the check with the other $500,000 going to Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation for cancer research, courtesy of an insurance policy purchased by the tourney's Kansas City-based sponsor.
The former NHL MVP and two-time Stanley Cup winner says he had never come close to making a hole-in-one before and can't think of a better place to get his first.
He used an 8-iron on the 162-yard waterfront hole where dozens of yachts and boats anchor during the annual three-day tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.