But sponsor Volvo has shaken things up at the Volvo Golf Champions tournament at the Durban Country Club in South Africa this week by offering an excavator as the prize for an ace.
The list of champions taking part includes Peter Hanson, Nicolas Colsaerts, Paul Lawrie and José María Olazábal, as well as local heroes Retief Goosen and Louis Oosthuizen.
Up for grabs for the perfect shot at the 177-metre fifteenth hole is a Volvo Compact Excavator EC55.
Oosthuizen said: “I saw one of these on display at the start of this year during the Volvo Golf Champions at Fancourt.
“At the time I thought how useful one would be on my farm, so to have the chance of winning one for myself is a fantastic incentive.”