On the 23rd (Korean time), on the last day of the PGA Tour American Express, a rare scene came out. Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Xander Chopley (USA) smiled brightly after recording an albatross that was said to be more difficult than a hole-in-one.
Hole 5, a par 5 hole of 553 yards. After sending 314 yards with a tee shot, Shopley recorded an albatross that put the second shot with an iron into the hole. The second shot from 225 yards left narrowly crossed the pond in front of the green, landed on the fringe, and rolled 10m further into the hole at perfect speed. It is the first albatross on the PGA Tour this season and the 132nd albatross since 1983.
Even on the PGA Tour, where world-class players are active, albatross is rare. The odds of an albatross are 1 in 2 million, 160 times harder than a hole-in-one.
Shopley smiles brightly after recording an albatross. [Photo PGA Tour Twitter]
Shaw Flea raised his hand to express his joy when he recorded the first albatross of the tour. After the game, he said, “I was a little worried when the ball was in the air, so I didn’t say anything, but it was very nice to see it go into the hole after it landed on the green. It was quite special.” 스포츠토토
Shopley, who reduced 3 strokes in this hole alone, finished the tournament in a good mood by raising him to a tie for 3rd place (total 25 under par).