Watch 84-Year Old Ole Miss Fan Sink A Long Putt to Win A Car
Move over Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods. There is a new contender for entry in the World Golf Hall of Fame—Mary Ann Wakfield, an 84-year-old Ole Miss fan who sank a long putt to win herself a brand-new car.
Wakfield was one of hundreds of fans packed into The Pavilion on Saturday to watch the Ole Miss men’s basketball team face off against Alabama. When she was given the chance to win a 2020 Nissan Altima as part of the Cannon Motors of Mississippi Putt for a Car challenge, she took her shot—and totally sank it.
To win the car, Wakfield had to hit a golf ball across the slick basketball court into a tiny hole 94 feet away. It would be an impressive putt for even a professional golfer to sink, but Wakefield happily gave it a try. Cameras were rolling as Wakfield in her red-and-white ensemble, calmly walked up to the spot where she had to tee off. She lined up her shot and confidently hit the ball. She completely drained the putt and, as they say, the crowd went wild. Ole Miss fans in the stands were stunned, roaring in excitement, as even Wakfield didn’t seem to quite believe what she had done.
“Congrats to Mary Ann! What an incredible moment! Enjoy your new car,” tweeted Ole Miss athletic director Keith Carter sending his congratulations to Wakefield. Even the pros at the Golf Channel had to weigh in on her impressive putt, saying that her shot was so confident and easy that it “might make most Tour pros jealous.”
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Unfortunately, Wakfield with her incredible putt was the only won to win the day for Ole Miss, as the basketball team lost to the Crimson Tide.