Zander Shuffley ( pictured ) catches his first albatross on the PGA Tour American Express and is a hot topic.
During the final round of the tournament held on the 23rd (Korean time) at the PGA West Stadium Course (par 72) in La Quinta, California, USA, Shuffley caught an albatross on the 5th hole, a par 5 hole 553 yards away, and reduced 3 strokes at once. Shuffley took a second shot with a long iron with 225 yards left to the pin, and the ball crossed the water slightly, landed on the fringe of the green, rolled and was sucked into the hole. 바카라
The albatross, which is 3 strokes less than the standard number of strokes, is a valuable record that can be made only when both skill and luck work. This is the 10th albatross in the 64-year history of American Express. However, on the stadium course where the final round was held, Shuffley’s albatross is the first record.
Gene Saracen won after catching an albatross on the par 5 15th hole during the final round of the 1935 Masters and dragging the game into overtime. According to the American Hole-in-One Association, the hole-in-one rate for ordinary people is 1 in 12,700, and the hole-in-one rate for professional golfers is 1 in 3,700, but the odds of an albatross are 1 in 6 million.
Thanks to this albatross, Shuffley shot 10-under-par 62 on the final day, finishing with a final total of 25-under 263, moving up 13 places in the rankings to a tie for third place. Shuffley withdrew due to back pain during the second round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions two weeks ago, but with this albatross, he has continued his good streak.