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.


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