All because he loves to play golf.
Scoring a hole-in-one would be reward enough for most golfers – especially in an international tournament. But this guy gets not only to enjoy the achievement, but a sweet new ride as a result.
His name is Gaganjeet Bhullar, and he's a professional golfer from India who's currently ranked as the 175th best in the world. This year he's playing on the PGA European Tour, which stopped in Munich this weekend for the BMW International Open. And there's where he scored the "ace” – the second hole-in-one in his career (so far).
As the title sponsor of the event for over three decades now, BMW awarded him a pretty sweet prize for the achievement: the keys to a brand-spankin'-new M8 Competition Coupe, which hasn't even been officially unveiled to the public yet, let alone gone on sale.
"Before starting this year, I discussed with my caddie one of my dreams. I said need to make at least one hole in one and choose the right one, I’m glad we made that commitment. It’s a great moment,” said Bhullar. "BMWs are some of my favourite cars and I’d love to drive that car.”
Gaganjeet made the 197-yard drive from the tee on the 17th hole at the Golfclub München Eichenried with a six-iron, for which he became the eighth winner of the BMW Hole-in-One Award over the past 31 years. The first prize awarded in 1991 was a 325i Cabrio, with subsequent winners taking home rides like the Z8 roadster, 535i sedan, 640i Gran Coupe, i8 coupe and roadster, and M760Li sedan.
The new M8 Competition could be the sweetest prize of them all. The new flagship coupe packs a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 good for 625 horsepower, sending the luxury coupe scurrying to 62 in just 3.2 seconds.