List of albatrosses in important tournaments

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This article lists albatrosses that have been scored in important golf tournaments. An albatross, also called a double eagle, is a score of three-under-par on a single hole. This is most commonly achieved with two shots on a par-5, but can be done with a hole-in-one on a par-4 or three shots on a par-6.

Major championships[edit]

This is a list of albatrosses scored in men's major championships.[1]

Player Tournament Course Date Round Hole Par Score Ref
Gene Sarazen Masters Tournament Augusta National April 18, 1935 4 15 5 2 [2]
Bruce Devlin Masters Tournament Augusta National April 6, 1967 1 8 5 2 [2]
Jeff Maggert Masters Tournament Augusta National April 10, 1994 4 13 5 2 [2]
Louis Oosthuizen Masters Tournament Augusta National April 8, 2012 4 2 5 2 [3]
Chen Tze-chung U.S. Open Oakland Hills June 13, 1985 1 2 5 2 [2][4]
Shaun Micheel U.S. Open Pebble Beach June 20, 2010 4 6 5 2 [5]
Nick Watney U.S. Open Olympic Club June 14, 2012 1 17 5 2 [6]
Young Tom Morris The Open Championship Prestwick September 15, 1870 1 1 6 3 [7]
Johnny Miller The Open Championship Muirfield July 9, 1972 2 5 5 2 [2][7]
Bill Rogers The Open Championship Royal Birkdale July 14, 1983 1 17 5 2 [2][7]
Manny Zerman The Open Championship St Andrews July 21, 2000 2 5 5 2 [7]
Jeff Maggert The Open Championship Royal Lytham July 19, 2001 1 6 5 2 [2][7]
Greg Owen The Open Championship Royal Lytham July 21, 2001 3 11 5 2 [2][7]
Gary Evans The Open Championship Royal Troon July 15, 2004 1 4 5 2 [7]
Paul Lawrie The Open Championship Turnberry, Ailsa July 19, 2009 4 7 5 2 [7][8]
Darrell Kestner PGA Championship Inverness Club August 12, 1993 1 13 5 2 [2][9]
Per-Ulrik Johansson PGA Championship Riviera CC August 11, 1995 2 11 5 2 [9]
Joey 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
Ernie Els WGC-NEC Invitational Firestone Country Club August 27, 2000 4 2 5 2 [10]
Pádraig Harrington WGC-HSBC Champions Sheshan Golf Club November 6, 2010 3 14 5 2 [11]

The Players Championship[edit]

This is a list of albatrosses scored in The Players Championship.

Player Tournament Course Date Round Hole Par Score Ref
Hunter Mahan The Players Championship TPC Sawgrass April 11, 2007 2 11 5 2 [12]
Peter Lonard The Players Championship TPC Sawgrass April 12, 2007 3 2 5 2 [12]
Rafael Cabrera-Bello The Players Championship TPC Sawgrass May 14, 2017 4 16 5 2 [13]
Brooks Koepka The Players Championship TPC Sawgrass May 13, 2018 4 16 5 2 [14]

BMW PGA Championship[edit]

This is a list of albatrosses scored in the BMW PGA Championship.

Player Tournament Course Date Round Hole Par Score Ref
Pierre Fulke Volvo PGA Championship Wentworth Club May 28, 1994 2 12 5 2
Miguel Ángel Jiménez BMW PGA Championship Wentworth Club May 24, 2009 4 4 5 2 [15]
Tommy Fleetwood BMW PGA Championship Wentworth Club May 22, 2015 2 4 5 2 [16]

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
Dawn Coe-Jones du Maurier Classic London Hunt Club August 26, 1993 1 4 5 2 [17]
Åsa Gottmo Women's British Open Turnberry August 11, 2002 4 7 5 2 [17]
Karen Stupples Women's British Open Sunningdale Golf Club August 1, 2004 4 2 5 2 [17]
Vikki Laing Women's British Open Royal Birkdale Golf Club July 11, 2014 2 17 5 2 [18]

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
John Hudson Martini International Royal Norwich Golf Club June 11, 1971 2 12 [19]
Tsuneyuki Nakajima The Crowns Nagoya Golf Club, Wago Course Japan Golf Tour May 1, 1998 2 1 [20][21]
Andrew Magee Phoenix Open TPC of Scottsdale PGA Tour January 25, 2001 1 17 [2][22][23][24]
Chip Beck Omaha Classic The Champions Club Nationwide Tour August 7, 2003 1 9 [2][25]
Richard Johnson Michael Hill New Zealand Open The Hills Nationwide Tour March 15, 2009 4 15 [26][27]
Rahil Gangjee Mylan Classic South Pointe Golf Club Nationwide Tour September 4, 2011 4 15 [28][29]
Javier Colomo AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open Heritage Golf Club European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Asian Tour
May 8, 2015 2 9 [30]
Ha Na Jang Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic Ocean Club LPGA Tour January 30, 2016 3 8 [31]
Minjee Lee Kia Classic Aviara Golf Club LPGA Tour March 26, 2016 3 16 [32]

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