Abraham Ancer makes an albatross—or is it a double eagle?—at CJ Cup at The Summit
Abraham Ancer ripped his second shot from 250 yards and then it watched it track to the hole.
Sure, a hole-in-one is cool but the truly rare feat in golf is the albatross, also known as the double eagle, and we got one on Friday.
In the second round of the CJ Cup at The Summit Club in Las Vegas, Abraham Ancer pounded his drive on the par-5 14th hole 300 yards.
That left him 250 yards away to the green and he went with a 4-iron. The hole location was in the back left, which is where he ball was headed after it initially bounced short of the green. It had some pace on it and then found the ridge. Making a big, sweeping left turn, the ball had eyes and it rolled into the cup for a 2.
“I was in between flying it there on the green with a longer club or just hitting like that 4‑iron just a little bit lower, make sure it lands somewhere short of the green and chases up there just because I know long was probably not a good spot to be there,” Ancer said. “Yeah, just throwing it out there to the right, let it feed and just try to get lucky. Thankfully, I did.
“Like I said, a lot of things have to go right for that ball to go in. You can leave it over there on the right side of the green and it’s a really tough two‑putt from there. So like I said, I’m delighted to see that ball go in.”
Unbelievable shot and moment for @Abraham_Ancer. pic.twitter.com/qPttJCjm5f
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The National Hole-in-One Registry gives a PGA Tour pro a 3,000-to-1 chance at making a hole-in-one. The Double Eagle Club, in a story by former longtime Golf World writer Bill Fields, reports the odds of an albatross are about 6 million-to-1.