PEBBLE BEACH, California, June 20 American Shaun
Micheel recorded only the second ever albatross at a U.S. Open
when he holed out with a three-iron at the par-five sixth hole
in Sunday's final round.
The 2003 U.S. PGA Championship winner struck his second shot
from 239 yards at the 523-yard, uphill hole and heard the
gallery crammed behind the green roar its approval after the
ball disappeared into the cup.
Taiwan's Chen Tze-Chung, popularly known as T.C. Chen,
scored the first double eagle, or albatross, at the U.S. Open in
the opening round of the 1985 tournament at Oakland Hills
Chen holed out with three-wood from 256 yards at the
par-five second, only to post a quadruple-bogey eight on Sunday
to blow his lead and, eventually, the championship.
(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes; Editing by Ed Osmond, To
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