CBS announcer David Feherty followed the bouncing ProV1x and called it beautifully: “The young South African is trying to use those slopes … this could be very nice … this could be very nice … Oh, come to papa. Black Spalding Elite 4-wood, X-100 shaft. His double eagle is the 11th in a major since 1970. It won him the tournament.”. Bubba Watson won it on the second hole of a playoff, picking up speed late to catch Oosthuizen on No. “My secondary target on a par 5 was always a bunker,” Devlin recalls, for he had an extremely high success rate from the sand. I just went on the reaction of the crowd that it was a good shot and obviously saw that they went nuts.”, U.S. Open: Full-field scores | Full coverage. Amazing! Augusta National will host ESPN’s celebrated “College GameDay” show on Saturday of the Masters Tournament. PRO. The dogwoods and azaleas on the perimeter blushed in the sun. A word about terminology: Of the four, only Maggert naturally referred to his 2 as a double eagle. “I think it was probably because it was a rare thing to see on television at Augusta. Devlin’s curve ball spun left about 20 yards and rolled on and, somehow, in. Watson finally caught up with a birdie on 16. Brilliant shot. The pin was far, far right.”, The Texan adjusted his line accordingly, landing his shot from 222 to 20 to 30 yards short. The spectators roared but didn’t know if it was Dougie’s or Bruce’s ball that had come over the hill and into the hole. is an online publication of The Augusta Chronicle and is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the Masters or the Augusta National Golf Club. That is, he achieved it the next day, by winning a 36-hole playoff with the luckless Craig Wood, the silver medalist for the second year in a row. 2, 2012, fourth round (4-iron, 253 yards)Bruce Devlin - Hole No. Make social videos in an instant: use custom templates to tell the right story for your business. He savors the memory. DEVLIN: April 6, 1967, first round, eighth hole. The historic shot took Oosthuizen to ten under par on the tournament – the same score that would earn him a spot in a playoff with eventual winner Bubba Watson. 15, 1935, fourth round (4-wood, 235 yards). 2020 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Rounds at U.S. I played the tee shot way left.”. The only Masters double eagle that matters to history was the first one, witnessed by about 30 long dead people, on a cold April Sunday in ’35. “I wish he had; that would have been fun.”, “Like nothing we’ve ever seen,” said Bill Alexander of Charlotte, N.C., who sat three rows back. He was used to low scores made with his hypnotically smooth swing, but something wasn’t quite right that week, and he shot 82 in the third round. © 2020 DISCOVERY GOLF, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Masters 2018: The (double) eagle has landed, The story behind the four men who made the rarest of birds at the Masters, USE OF AND/OR REGISTRATION ON ANY PORTION OF THIS SITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF OUR. It was actually Oosthuizen who had to rally on 18, making a testy putt to force the playoff after Watson had parred. “And to do it at eight, which is the most difficult of the four Augusta par 5s.”. Oosthuizen chased a 4-iron onto the green from 253 yards and watched in amazement as the ball rolled onto the green, then headed right and found the cup. This site and all its content are representative of The Augusta Chronicle's Masters® Tournament coverage and information. Author: Daniel Rapaport Devlin shot 74 for the day, and two-over-par 290 for the tournament, good for a T-10 with Hogan, Snead, DeVicenzo and Mason Rudolph, and $2,720. “I had no idea where he was after his tee shot on 10, but when I saw his ball coming out through the trees, it looked like a curve ball going to the right side. But while the albatross was alleged to be a lucky bird for sailors, metaphorically, thanks to “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” an albatross is an inescapable emotional or moral burden. First prize was $1,500. During the final round of the 2012 Masters his second shot at the par-5 second hole landed short of the green and trundled into the hole for an albatross. Louis was seven under. On 13, he drove it into the fairway—“I don’t remember where”—then addressed his balata ball with a Ping Eye Two 3-iron. This is "Louis Oosthuizen (double eagle)" by Andrea Zanardelli on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. All Rights Reserved. Get your team aligned with all the tools you need on one secure, reliable video platform. There have been just 16 of them in major-championship history: four in the Masters, two in the U.S. Open, seven in the British Open and three in the PGA. On the 2nd hole of the final round of the 2012 Masters, South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen made a tremendous double-eagle 2 to take the lead. Privacy Policy. Outside the U.S., especially, the term is “albatross,” and Devlin is from Australia and Oosthuizen hails from South Africa. Outside the U.S., especially, the term is “albatross,” and Devlin is from Australia and Oosthuizen hails from South Africa. Louis argued that since an eagle represents a score of two under par, a double eagle should mean four under—which, of course, it doesn’t. Instant access to the latest news, videos and photos from around the world of golf. Watson’s snap-hooked wedge from the trees on 10th deserves a plaque. A half-moon it made. “It was the most unbelievable thing,” Alexander said. In this Golf Central Podcast, our writers discuss Bryson's absurd length and reveal some Masters sleeper picks. Oosthuizen has a history of big shots in major championships. Neither is dodo, what with its flightlessness and its extinction. He’s the only man with double eagles in two majors. Made his double eagle on April 8. With the 4-wood again, Sarazen produced a stroke almost as brilliant as the one on 15—his K-28 finished past the front pin, but safely on. Louis Oosthuizen helped give Masters’ fans something they’d never seen before and something they had. Gene Sarazen made double eagle at No. He’d tied for the lead with that stroke of lightning, but he still had work to do. 2, where South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen made one in the final round of the 2012 tournament. But Oosthuizen lost to Bubba Watson in a playoff, during which Watson hit a shot so unthinkable that it almost put Louis’ elusive deuce in the shade. “The I left myself an awkward little chip, didn’t get it as far up as I’d have liked. On this day, zero-time champion L.T. Doing business as Gene Sarazen, Bruce Devlin, Jeff Maggert, and Louis Oosthuizen, they are the only four men to have made a double eagle in the Masters. Alexander had his own double eagle of sorts. doing everything but stopping for gas until finally finding the cup nearly 10 seconds after hitting the green. A winner for sure. “I hit a decent line and couldn't really see the second shot land. By signing up, you agree to the and He was going to look great if he were the star of the closing ceremony. After starting at the 10th, the South African’s wedge shot at the par-4 11th hole flew about 12 yards past the flag and spun back in the hole for an unlikely eagle. The solid putting was vintage Oosthuizen, who had similar putts for par on 3, 5, 14, 16 and 17 -- and made them all. Sarazen is the only player since 1900 to record a double eagle on his way to winning a major championship. Devlin’s father and his 7-year-old son, Kel, hiked ahead to stand by the green. Golf Channel, All Rights Reserved. Golf Channel, All Rights Reserved. “I’m playing a Titleist 1.”. Since no one knew what to do he sort of awkwardly high-fived his caddie twice and started walking. With 75-73, Maggert, 30, had made the unusually high cut by one. The shot - from 260 yards out - hit the front of the green and rolled all the way into the hole in the back, right portion of the green. Despite battling kidney stones and making a quick trip to the hospital, Louis Oosthuizen leads the Nedbank Golf Challenge after an opening-round 63. Sarazen, a go-his-own-way type who continued to wear plus fours when all the other guys had switched to pants, called his deuce a “dodo,” the flightless and extinct bird from the island of Mauritius. “I think it was about 110 yards or something,” said Oosthuizen, who also holed a bunker shot on his final hole to tie Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele for the early lead at 5 under. Hogan Edge 2-iron, Maxfli DDH ball, 215 yards, and he shot 64. Ping irons. TM + © 2020 Vimeo, Inc. All rights reserved. “’Great double eagle at Augusta’ and, ‘Best shot I've ever seen’, things like that,” Oosthuizen said. The little crowd yelled and applauded, of course, but Sarazen said he could not grasp what he’d done until he picked the ball out of the hole. The last par-5 hole to yield a double eagle was No. So sorry, Bruce, Jeff, and Louis. He won 144-149. The history of doubles eagles at Augusta: Louis Oosthuizen - Hole No. Instant access to the latest news, videos and photos from around the world of golf. This would be a blind shot; you can’t see the green on eight until you’re about 100 yards from it. The Wilson K-28 Hi-Lo landed on the upslope of the creek (not yet a pond) in front, jumped up onto the green and found the hole. Finished second. About 25 people waited up by the green, one of whom was Bobby Jones. But I can’t be angry. “Bubba said later he felt like running over and giving me a high-five,” Oosthuizen said. Maybe $10,000, says Bob Zafian, co-owner of Green Jacket Auctions, which specializes in golf memorabilia. Little Kel rode up on a friend’s shoulders. Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, was the first player in Masters history to record a double eagle at the second hole and only the fourth to make a double eagle in the history of the tournament. Oosthuizen, who had to wait like everyone else, seemed as surprised as everyone else. And rolling. OOSTHUIZEN: April 8, 2012, fourth round, second hole.

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