Sure, a hole-in-one is cool but the truly rare feat in golf is the albatross, also known as the double eagle, and we got one on Friday.
In the second round of the CJ Cup at The Summit Club in Las Vegas, Abraham Ancer pounded his drive on the par-5 14th hole 300 yards.
That left him 250 yards away to the green and he went with a 4-iron. The hole location was in the back left, which is where he ball was headed after it initially bounced short of the green. It had some pace on it and then found the ridge. Making a big, sweeping left turn, the ball had eyes and it rolled into the cup for a 2.
The National Hole-in-One Registry gives a PGA Tour pro a 3,000-to-1 chance at making a hole-in-one. The Double Eagle Club, in a story by former longtime Golf World writer Bill Fields, reports the odds of an albatross are about 6 million-to-1.
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