Watch a robot golfer make a hole-in-one on the PGA Tour

Technically Incorrect: You knew it had to come to this. A robot golfer tees up on a par 3 at a PGA tournament and upstages everyone.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.

He swings. And he doesn't miss.

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Professional golfers aren't always exciting beings.

Their job is to be steady, consistent, metronomic in their rhythm.

Some, indeed, are described as having a "robotic" swing.

Golf is surely, then, one of the first sports that will be overrun by our robot rulers.

I'm glad, therefore, to offer you a preview of how exciting this will be. This week, the PGA Tour has stopped in Arizona to play the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

And on the 16th tee appeared a being that must have been created from many different waste products.

He's the golfing robot known as LDRIC. Or, for the scientifically inclined, Launch Directional Robot Intelligent Circuitry.

Golfing aficionados will understand that his name derives from "Eldrick," Tiger Woods' actual first name.

What they will understand less is how this LDRIC took a swing at this par 3 and aced it. This is a feat that Woods himself performed once, in 1997. However, the 16th is a very challenging hole because all the finest drinkers in Arizona crowd around the tee, waiting to roar at every shot.

Clearly, you'll think, LDRIC kept his nerve. There's a kink, though. This wasn't his first effort, reports the Golf Channel. It was his fifth.

There again, most golfers could stand for 50 years on that tee and never make a hole-in-one.

LDRIC is jointly owned by golf announcer Gary McCord and Golf Laboratories. His clubhead speed is said to reach 130 mph. Tiger Woods managed 125 mph in his prime.

This isn't the first time a Golf Laboratories robot has laid down a challenge to the professionals. In 2013, one tried to trash-talk major champion Rory McIlroy while competing with him. This one called himself Jeff. I suspect it was LDRIC in his formative years.

In a few years, we'll all have our favorite golfing robots. They'll be distinguishable only by their voices and sense of humor. And by the color of their plaid pants, of course.

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