Kicker – The shot of a lifetime

NICK EICHER, HOST: College basketball fans in Mississippi saw plenty of big shots in the Crimson Tide win over Ole Miss on Saturday.

But it was 84-year-old Mary Ann Wakefield who was the biggest of the big shooters that night!

It was one of those sink-a-ridiculous-shot, win-a-ridiculously-nice-prize things. You know, half-time entertainment.

But her task was not a basketball shot. Instead, a 94-foot putt, baseline to baseline. She makes it, she gets a new car.

AUDIO: Right at the bottom of the flag, yes ma’am. Let’s see what she’s got!

Now, you know what’s going to happen. Right? We wouldn’t be talking about this otherwise.

But it was pretty impressive. She took the putter, squared up, feet shoulder width apart, eyes on the flag, smooth stroke…

AUDIO: Tell you what, that’s looking good. That’s looking really good. … Oh! Ms. Mary Ann!!

Like a boss! 

Ole Miss needed her poise. ‘Bama thumped ’em, 103-78.

As for Ms. Mary Ann and her new Altima, I’d say she gives new meaning to drive the lane.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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