The LDRIC (Launch Directional Robot Intelligent Circuitry) machine that shares a name with Tiger Woods was rolled out to perform for the rowdy crowd at a practice round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. It took five swings, but eventually a hole-in-one was delivered, touching off a wild celebration.
Technically it took five swings, but “Eldrick”—whose given name of LDRIC (Launch Directional Robot Intelligent Circuitry) conveniently evokes Tiger Woods’ real first name, too—made an ace on February 3rd at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The robot, co-owned by golf announcer Gary McCord, was rolled out to perform in front of the rowdy crowd that gathers at the par-3 16th at TPC Scottsdale for the event. After its fifth try rolled directly into the hole, fans showered the green with beer from their upper-deck seats as part of the celebration.
Here’s the Golf Channel’s footage of the momentous shot: