Since he returned to lead his alma mater in 2010, Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg has been the subject of rumors.
A recent $20 million contract extension includes buyout language that would be implemented if the former NBA guard and executive takes a pro gig in the future. He’s one of the top young coaches in the country.
Well, here comes the PGA Tour buzz.
On Monday, Fred Hoiberg recorded a hole-in-one on the 17th hole at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa. He was participating in a Coaches vs. Cancer event.
That was his second impressive golf outing of the summer. In June, he carded a double-eagle on another hole in Mexico.
From the Des Moines Register:
If Iowa State men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg ever tires of recruiting and X's and O's, he might have a career on the golf course.
"The Mayor" aced No. 17 at Wakonda in the Coaches vs. Cancer outing Monday. The hole in one was made with a wedge from 135 yards.
Hoiberg recorded a double eagle in Mexico in June. He knocked in his second shot on the 555-yard par-5 fourth at Cabo del Sol's Ocean Course by using a 3-wood.
The United States Golf Association figures the odds of a double eagle to be one in 1 million. The odds of getting a hole-in-one are said to be 1 in 13,000.
No need to worry, Cyclones fans.
Hoiberg told ESPN.com on Wednesday that he will not pursue a PGA Tour card.
“I think I’m going to quit,” he said via text message. “Double-eagle and hole-in-one. Quit while I’m ahead.”