Originally written on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 11/14/14

One of the more daunting shots in golf is hitting the island green at No.17 during The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.  The vast majority of PGA pros have no problem sticking it on the green due to their exceptional skill level, but I bet none of them have ever hit the green while wearing a mascot outfit like Chris Dvorak did this past weekend.

Who’s Chris Dvorak you ask?  He’s the rather athletic gentleman who has donned the costume of Jaxson de Ville, the Jags mascot, since 1996.  Did I mention Dvorak has a 2 handicap?  Yeah, there’s that too.

During Wednesday’s practice round Dvorak caddied for Jim Furyk on the back nine, and when their group reached the 17th, Dvorak was given a challenge by Andres Romero’s caddie that he couldn’t’ hit the island green dressed as Jaxson de Ville.  As the daredevil kids say these days, challenge accepted.

From Devil Ball Golf…

As the group approached the 17th hole, Dvorak was challenged by Andres Romero’s caddie, Adrian Monteros, to hit a shot to the island green in full-on costume. Taking a little less club, Dvorak stood over the ball and laced a perfect 8-iron onto the green, drawing a cheer from the crowd.

Here’s video of de Ville and his triumphant tee shot…

Sadly, Dvorak’s swing in that cumbersome mascot costume is still about a million times better than the best golf swing I’ve ever attempted in my life. I’m going to go flush my clubs down the toilet now.

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