Sindelar records rarest shot

2006-08-19 19:07
Medinah - Joey Sindelar holed out a three-wood from 241 yards on the par-5 fifth hole for a double eagle on Saturday.

It is the rarest shot in golf and only the third in PGA Championship history.

Sindelar was two over for the tournament when he made the albatross.

It was the first double eagle at the PGA Championship since Per-Ulrik Johansson's shot at Riviera in 1995.

The only other was by club pro Darrell Kestner at Inverness in 1993.

Gary Evans was the last player to make an albatross in any major, in the first round at Royal Troon in the British Open two years ago.

The most famous double eagle in any major was at the 1935 Masters, when Gene Sarazen holed out with a four-wood from the 15th fairway at Augusta National.

The shot enabled him to get into a playoff and beat Craig Wood the next day.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

AB praises selfless skipper

2010-11-21 18:15

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.