Leake, 53, aced the sixth hole on Saturday with a five-iron from 174 yards out. He aced the same hole with the same club from 178 yards out in Sunday's final round.

"My five-iron is becoming my favourite club," Leake told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, adding he was more than satisfied with his hole-in-one on Saturday and had no thought of repeating the gem.

"I've always wanted to make a hole-in-one, but I'm nowhere near as good a golfer as most of the people (at the tournament)," he added. "That's what makes this whole thing crazy. I'll probably never hit another one as long as I live, but I'm OK with that."

Golf's favourite long-ball hitter revealed in his best-selling autobiography John Daly, My Life In And Out Of The Rough that he has gambled away at least $50 million US in his career.

And it is likely only incidental that the Montreal Casino is sponsoring the Montreal Open, where Daly is playing a charity pro-am and an exhibition round this week. He won't play in the main field at the Canadian Tour event, which starts Thursday.

The book, told to ESPN editor Glen Waggoner, talks candidly of Daly's triumphs on the course as well as his battles with alcohol and gambling and his four stormy marriages.

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