WATCH: Can Edoardo Molinari Make An Ace From 500 Shots?

The odds of a Tour Pro getting an ace are around 2500-1...can Edoardo Molinari get one from 500 shots?

Edoardo Molinari Make An Ace From 500 Shots?

The odds of a hole in one are around 2500-1 for a Tour Pro...could Edoardo Molinari make an ace from 500 balls?

WATCH: Can Edoardo Molinari Make An Ace From 500 Shots?

The odds of an average golfer making an ace are around 100,000-1, whilst stats suggest the odds of a Tour Pro recording one are more like 2,500-1.

Ahead of this week's Italian Open, the European Tour challenged three-time winner Edoardo Molinari to go a couple of thousand better.

Related: Golfer gets two aces in the same round!

With 12 hours, 500 balls and a nine iron to play with on a 145-yard par three, could he manage to score the holy grail of golf? 

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What began as a light-hearted challenge developed into something more profound; a trip inside the psyche of a complex golfing mind and a journey to the verge of madness for Dodo Molinari.

This makes for excellent viewing:

The Rolex Series returns this week at the Italian Open at Golf Club Milano, featuring a strong field including the likes of Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia, Tyrrell Hatton, Matt Fitzpatrick and Francesco Molinari.

Related: Francesco Molinari defends Italian Open against strong field

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV