LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Craig Kimbrel keeps baseballs from key moments in his career. Now hes adding a much smaller ball to his collection.
The Braves All-Star closer hit his first-ever hole-in-one on the ChampionsGate Golf Club during Mondays Tim Hudson-Chipper Jones Birdies and Baseball charity tournament.
Kimbrel, using a four-iron, hit the ball 180 yards into the wind on the par-3 second hole and the ball sailed directly into the hole.
It would have been more exciting if I would have known it went in from the tee box, Kimbrel said at his locker after practice Tuesday. There was a bunker right in front of the hole . . . The ball just disappeared, so my first instinct and I play a lot of golf is that it went into the bunker.
Kimbrel though was able to avoid a tradition associated with hitting an ace: buying people drinks afterward.
It was an open bar because it was an event, so I bought everybodys drinks, Kimbrel said, laughing. All the guys I was playing with, they were ra...