They usually give you a car if you can make a hole-in-one on a selected par three at most upscale golf tournaments, but the only thing you get for an Albatross is a two on your scorecard. A two on a pr five is actually more rare than a hole-in-one, and much harder to pull off. In fact, there was only one on the European tour during the 2013 season, and two on the PGA Tour. We had two on Friday, one in South Africa, and one in Hawaii.
Joost Luiten made an albatross on the par-5 10th hole at Durban Country Club when he holed out with a 7-iron from 248 yards in the Volvo Golf Champions in South Africa. Later in the day, and halfway around the world, James Hahn holed out from 191 yards with a 6-iron on the par-5 ninth hole at Waialae Country Club in the Sony Open in Hawaii.
I think Paul Gittings at CNN has a man crush on Jordan Spieth in this article, but he reminds us that while we watch this youngsters rise to fame, let’s not forget about some proven talent wanting to protect their turf. There are Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Adam Scott. Unfortunately, the 20 year-old phenom was not able to make the cut at the Sony Open yesterday.
Spieth, like Woods, was a multiple U.S. Junior Amateur champion before dominating college golf in his freshman year.
Michelle Wie was featured on Morning Drive this week, and appeared to have a good time with the crew at the Golf Channel. Wie has a great personality, many interests in life. Let’s hope she can get her golf game tuned up for the 2014 season, we all know her competition will be ready!
“When you are out on tour, you feel a lot of pressure; sometimes you get down, sometimes you get emotional,” Wie said. “It was a really good outlet for me, to just get everything out. I’ve been having a lot of fun with it.”
When your dad is a hockey legend, you would figure thatPaulina Gretzkywould have some excellent hand-eye coordination, right?
Come on….keep your eyes on the golf swing!
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