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Old 04-13-2012, 05:12 PM
Dahu Dahu is offline
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Albatross's at Golf Majors

...or double eagle as apparently they are know in the US.

Following Louis Oosthuizen's albatross at the Masters, I'm wondering how common this is in the majors. Wiki indicates there has only ever been one other. Anyone know different?
Old 04-13-2012, 06:26 PM
Gray Ghost Gray Ghost is offline
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Your own link lists more than one other:
Tze-Chung [T.C.] Chen in the opening round of the 1985 U.S. Open...Per-Ulrik Johansson at the 1995 PGA Championship...Joey Sindelar at the 2006 PGA Championship...Gene Sarazen ["the shot heard round the world" at the 1935 Masters.]
All of those tournaments are majors. I confess that Sarazen's was the only one that came to mind when I first read your post.
Old 04-13-2012, 06:32 PM
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I watched the follow-up discussion after this years' Masters was over, and the talking heads claimed that this was the fourth double-Eagle to occur a Masters tournament. It was the first one on that particular hole, however.

This Wall Street Journal article claims that there have been sixteen double-eagles at major tournaments, and it uses this cite to back up that claim.
Old 04-13-2012, 07:39 PM
John DiFool John DiFool is offline
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The ironic thing about Sarazen's (and the name subsequently given to it) is that the gallery following him (and Walter Hagen) was very meager-something like only 6 people or so.
Old 04-13-2012, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by John DiFool View Post
The ironic thing about Sarazen's (and the name subsequently given to it) is that the gallery following him (and Walter Hagen) was very meager-something like only 6 people or so.
Well, there is a point of view that the early Masters tournaments should not be counted as majors. At that time, the Western Open and the US and British amateur championships were bigger deals. The Masters only started to matter some years later.
Old 04-13-2012, 08:30 PM
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The Masters started to matter when Sarazen hit that double eagle. It put the tournament on the map.
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