Not even the urging of his two young sons, Jackson and Ethan, or the chiding of teammate Kyle Lohse could pressure Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday into grabbing an iron and taking a whack at a par-3 on Monday at The Country Club of St. Albans.

He lent his name to the charity golf tournament.

He never promised to contribute his game.

"The odds of me hitting a hole in one on a real golf course ..." Holliday said, shaking off his requests of his school-age boys.

"... Are about the same as me hitting a homer," Lohse concluded.