List of Golfers Who Have Hit an Albatross at a Major

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An albatross, sometimes called a double-eagle, is a score of three under par for an individual hole. An incredibly rare feat, an albatross has only been scored a handful of time at any of the fours Majors - the Masters, US Open, British Open, and PGA Championship. This score is achieved 3 ways: a hole in one on a par-4, 2 shots on a par-5, or 3 shots on a par-6. The most common method of shooting an albatross is getting the ball in the cup in 2 shots on a par-5. To date, this is how every albatross at a Major has been achieved. The only golfer to have hit more than one albatross at a Major, instantly becoming the answer to a trivia question, is Jeff Maggert.


The Masters


An albatross has been shot at the Masters 4 times.

Gene Sarazen (1935)
Bruce Devlin (1967)
Jeff Maggert (1994)
Louis Oosthuizen (2012)

US Open


The US Open has seen 3 golfers hit an albatross. 

Chen Tze-Chung (1985)
Shaun Micheel (2010)
Nick Watney (2012)

British Open


The Open Championship, also known as the British Open, is the oldest of the 4 Majors and has seen the most golfers score an albatross. However, despite being held since 1860, all but one albatross has been scored at the British Open has occurred since 1972.

Young Tom Morris (1870)
Johnny Miller (1972)
Bill Rogers (1983
Manny Zerman (2000)
Jeff Maggert (2001)
Greg Owen (2001)
Gary Evans (2004)
Paul Lawrie (2009)

PGA Championship


The PGA Championship has witnessed 3 albatrosses, all occurring within the last 2 decades. 

Darrell Kestner (1993)
Per-Ulrick Johansson (1995)
Joey Sindelar (2006)




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