List of professional golfers who have hit an albatross

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This article lists professional golfers who have hit an albatross (also called a double eagle) (a score three-under-par on a single hole) in professional play. This can be done with a hole-in-one on a par-4, two shots on a par-5 (most common), or three shots on a par-6.

Major championships[edit]

All those listed below occurred during a men's major championships.[1]

Player Tournament Course Date Round Hole Par Score Ref
Sarazen, GeneGene Sarazen Masters Tournament Augusta National April 18, 1935 4 15 5 2 [2]
Devlin, BruceBruce Devlin Masters Tournament Augusta National April 6, 1967 1 8 5 2 [2]
Maggert, JeffJeff Maggert Masters Tournament Augusta National April 10, 1994 4 13 5 2 [2]
Oosthuizen, LouisLouis Oosthuizen Masters Tournament Augusta National April 8, 2012 4 2 5 2 [3]
Chen, Tze-ChungTze-Chung Chen U.S. Open Oakland Hills June 13, 1985 1 2 5 2 [2][4]
Micheel, ShaunShaun Micheel U.S. Open Pebble Beach June 20, 2010 4 6 5 2 [5]
Watney, NickNick Watney U.S. Open Olympic Club June 14, 2012 1 17 5 2 [6]
Morris, Young TomYoung Tom Morris The Open Championship Prestwick September 15, 1870 1 1 6 3 [7]
Miller, JohnnyJohnny Miller The Open Championship Muirfield July 9, 1972 2 5 5 2 [2][7]
Rogers, BillBill Rogers The Open Championship Royal Birkdale July 14, 1983 1 17 5 2 [2][7]
Zerman, MannyManny Zerman The Open Championship St Andrews July 21, 2000 2 5 5 2 [7]
Maggert, JeffJeff Maggert The Open Championship Royal Lytham July 19, 2001 1 6 5 2 [2][7]
Owen, GregGreg Owen The Open Championship Royal Lytham July 21, 2001 3 11 5 2 [2][7]
Evans, GaryGary Evans The Open Championship Royal Troon July 15, 2004 1 4 5 2 [7]
Lawrie, PaulPaul Lawrie The Open Championship Turnberry, Ailsa July 19, 2009 4 7 5 2 [8][7]
Kestner, DarrellDarrell Kestner PGA Championship Inverness Club August 12, 1993 1 13 5 2 [2][9]
Johansson, Per-UlrikPer-Ulrik Johansson PGA Championship Riviera CC August 11, 1995 2 11 5 2 [9]
Sindelar, JoeyJoey Sindelar PGA Championship Medinah CC August 19, 2006 3 5 5 2 [9]

World Golf Championships[edit]

This is a list of albatrosses scored in World Golf Championships events.

Player Tournament Course Date Round Hole Par Score Ref
Els, ErnieErnie Els WGC-NEC Invitational Firestone Country Club August 27, 2000 4 2 5 2 [10]
Harrington, PádraigPádraig Harrington WGC-HSBC Champions Sheshan Golf Club November 6, 2010 3 14 5 2 [11]

Women's major golf championships[edit]

This is a list of albatrosses scored in women's major golf championships.

Player Tournament Course Date Round Hole Par Score Ref
Coe-Jones, DawnDawn Coe-Jones du Maurier Classic London Hunt Club August 26, 1993 1 4 5 2 [12]
Gottmo, AsaAsa Gottmo Women's British Open Turnberry August 11, 2002 4 7 5 2 [12]
Stupples, KarenKaren Stupples Women's British Open Sunningdale Golf Club August 1, 2004 4 2 5 2 [12]
Laing, VikkiVikki Laing Women's British Open Royal Birkdale Golf Club July 11, 2014 2 17 5 2 [13]

Sandra Post scored an albatross in the 1978 du Maurier Classic, the year before it became a major. Sophie Gustafson scored an albatross in the 1999 Women’s British Open, two years before it became a major.

Par-4 hole-in-one[edit]

This is a list of those hitting a hole-in-one on a par-4 in professional tournament play.

Player Tournament Course Tour Date Round Hole Ref
Nakajima, TsuneyukiTsuneyuki Nakajima The Crowns Nagoya Golf Club, Wago Course Japan Golf Tour May 1, 1998 2 1 [14][15]
Magee, AndrewAndrew Magee Phoenix Open TPC of Scottsdale PGA Tour January 25, 2001 1 17 [2][16][17][18]
Beck, ChipChip Beck Omaha Classic The Champions Club Nationwide Tour August 7, 2003 1 9 [2][19]
Johnson, RichardRichard Johnson Michael Hill New Zealand Open The Hills Nationwide Tour March 15, 2009 4 15 [20][21]
Gangjee, RahilRahil Gangjee Mylan Classic South Pointe Golf Club Nationwide Tour September 4, 2011 4 15 [22][23]

Others[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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  12. ^ a b c Clayton, Ward (2012-03-21). "Stats and Stuff - Yun's double eagle". LPGA. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  13. ^ Burnside, Elspeth (2014-07-11). "Albatross puts Musselburgh's Vikki Laing in with a shout". Edinburgh News. 
  14. ^ "Davis Love Leads Japan Golf Tourney". Associate Press. 1998-05-01. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  15. ^ "Scorecard – Tommy Nakajima – The Crowns 1998". Japan Golf Tour. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
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  18. ^ "An Ace Like No Other". CBS News. 2001-01-26. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  19. ^ "Chip Beck cards hole-in-one on par-4 at Omaha Classic". Daily News (Bowling Green, Kentucky). Associated Press. 2003-08-08. p. 5C. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  20. ^ Chemycz, Joe (2009-03-15). "Nationwide: Prugh blows away field with final-round 64". PGA Tour. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
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  22. ^ Chemycz, Joe (2011-09-04). "Gangjee third in Nationwide Tour history to ace par-4". PGA Tour. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  23. ^ Matuszewski, Erik (2011-09-04). "Rahil Gangjee of India Makes Par-4 Hole-in-One on Nationwide Golf Tour". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  24. ^ a b c "Lopez Cards Double-eagle". The Albany Herald. 25 May 1996. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  25. ^ Backstrom fires albatross to take early lead in Moscow
  26. ^ 2011 Kodak Challenge 
  27. ^ Casey holds on for Wentworth win 
  28. ^ "Lowery's Eagle, Double Eagle not Enough". The Albany Herald. 2002-08-06. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  29. ^ "Joost Luiten hits albatross to lead Volvo Golf Champions in Durban". BBC News. 2014-01-10. 
  30. ^ "Presidents Cup watch". Sky Sports. 2011-11-14. Archived from the original on 2011-12-08. 
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