US Open - Micheel makes second ever US Open albatross

Reuters - Mon, 21 Jun 00:06:00 2010

American Shaun Micheel recorded only the second ever albatross at a US Open when he holed out with a three-iron at the par-five sixth hole in Sunday's final round.

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The 2003 US PGA Championship winner struck his second shot from 239 yards at the 523-yard, uphill hole and heard the gallery crammed behind the green roar its approval after the ball disappeared into the cup.

Taiwan's Chen Tze-Chung, popularly known as T.C. Chen, scored the first double eagle, or albatross, at the US Open in the opening round of the 1985 tournament at Oakland Hills Country Club.

Chen holed out with three-wood from 256 yards at the par-five second, only to post a quadruple-bogey eight on Sunday to blow his lead and, eventually, the championship.


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