Fuzzy Zeller Zoeller hits the ball, and it lands in the rough, and the commentators are bored . . . but, wait, the ball starts rolling again, and ... it's a hole in one! (It's the video; check it out if you've never actually seen one.) We go through life thinking all we have to do is master a certain set of skills to succeed and get ahead. But i'ts amazing how many things -- from hitting a hole in one or bowling a 300 to winning a Pulitzer to getting elected president -- are a combination of skill and luck. We have to be good enough to get into the general neighborhood of excellence, but then other factors beyond our control take over.