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Albatross for Watney at US Open

Comments(0) 6/15/12
American Nick Watney holed his second shot on the par-five 17th hole at The Olympic Club on Thursday for an albatross in the opening round of the US Open.

Watney hit a five-iron from 190 yards out to notch the second albatross in a major championship this season.

South African Louis Oosthuizen achieved the feat in the final round of the Masters on April 8.

Watney's albatross was the third in US Open history.

Shaun Micheel holed out with a three-iron from 239 yards on the 523-yard sixth hole at Pebble Beach in the final round in 2010.

TC Chen had one from 256 yards out with a three-wood at the 527-yard second hole in the first round at Oakland Hills in 1985.

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