Double Eagle > Green Jacket
Wall Street Journal - almost 6 years
Louis Oosthuizen, right, celebrates with his caddie Wynand Stander after making a rare double-eagle on the second hole during Sunday’s final round of the Masters.
Louis Oosthuizen was understandably disappointed that he didn’t win the Masters, after leading for much of the last round and advancing to a playoff round against winner Bubba Watson. But he accomplished something even rarer than winning the Masters: hitting a double eagle at the tournament. Oosthuizen holed out in two on the par-five second hole, just the fourth hole a golfer finished in three under par in Masters history and the 16th by a golfer at the four majors.
That makes a double eagle at a major among the rarest feats in sports — even baseball, which, with its complex scoring and stats, records so many events that some are bound to be infrequent. There have been 52 Major League Baseball players who have hit two home runs in one inning, and three — Andre Dawson, Jeff King and Willie McCovey — ...
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