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Joe Sakic’s Makes $1M With Hole-In-One

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Joe Sakic addresses the crowd as his number is retired by the Colorado Avalanche and hoisted to the rafters in a pregame ceremony at the Pepsi Center on October 1, 2009 in Denver. (credit: Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Joe Sakic addresses the crowd as his number is retired by the Colorado Avalanche and hoisted to the rafters in a pregame ceremony at the Pepsi Center on October 1, 2009 in Denver. (credit: Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

STATELINE, Nev. (AP/CBS4) — Joe Sakic made a $1 million hole-in-one Sunday at the par-3 17th at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe.

Sakic pockets half the check with the other $500,000 going to Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation for cancer research, courtesy of an insurance policy purchased by the tourney’s Kansas City-based sponsor.

The former NHL MVP and two-time Stanley Cup winner says he had never come close to making a hole-in-one before and can’t think of a better place to get his first.

He used an 8-iron on the 162-yard waterfront hole where dozens of yachts and boats anchor during the annual three-day tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

- By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

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