Making your second shot on a par-five or your first shot on a par-four is considered an albatross, which is three-under on a hole. Joost Luiten of the Netherlands carded an albatross on the par-five tenth during the second round of the European Tour’s Volvo Golf Champions. Check out the link in the tweet below to see the video, via @GolfChannel.
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) January 10, 2014
Luiten holed his 248-yard approach on the 560-yard hole. He had a generous first bounce, but after that, the ball was destined to go in. Luiten finished the second round with a 67, and is tied for the lead at seven-under par with two rounds to play. Joining him at the top are Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa and Tommy Fleetwood of England.
Oosthuizen carded an albatross during the final round of the 2012 Masters. Check it out here. David Feherty had the classic call, “come to papa.”
No disrespect to anyone who sinks an albatross, but Oosthuizen’s is up there with the best ever. There is no bigger stage in golf than the final round of the Masters, and Oosthuizen hit the perfect shot.