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Billy Horschel's Near Par 4 Ace
By mustang6560 on 9/30/11
I saw the video Billy Horschel's near double eagle during the first round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open earlier this morning and at first I thought, "meh, it's not worth sharing with the oobers". But, as the day wore on I couldn't help thinking about it. Sure, Billy didn't ace the driveable par 4 15th hole, but when's the last time you had a seven inch putt for eagle?
Outside my hole in one (you thought I was going to let you forget about that?), I've only had one other eagle and it was during a practice round so I don't really count it and I had to drain a 20 foot putt to make it. Had the golf gods shined a little brighter on Billy, he would have joined Andrew Magee as the only other golfer to record a hole in one on a par 4 in PGA Tour history. For now, Andrew gets to keep the record all too himself.
The eagle couldn't have come at a better time for Billy, as he's on the outside looking in right now. Currently, he's number 166 on the PGA Tour money list so every birdie and eagle will go a long way in helping him keep his tour card. Otherwise, it's back to the Nationwide Tour or Q-School.
photo via @BillyHo_Golf
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I've nearly had (12" off) an albatros on a par 4 at our local hotel course.... ok so it is a par 4 that could and maybe should be a par 3....
Bryan K says:
I almost had a double eagle on a par three once. But then I had to hit my tee shot.
"when's the last time you had a seven inch putt for eagle"
It has been a while but every now and then I hit it close on a par 5. The unique aspect of this case is: when was the last time you had a 7 inch putt for eagle ON A PAR 4. ;)
I threw my golf shoes away when I got a hole in one.
Our club has a dogfight every Wednesday, I've seen a hole in one on the 358 yard par 4, sixth hole, and a double eagle 2 on the 530 yard 13th hole. One of the tournaments has a best two ball format, and we got to record a three under par score on the 4th hole, a 358 yard par 4, when I had a birdie and the captain made a two inch putt for eagle. I just realized, while typing this, that both those holes, 4&6, are 358 yards.
that was unlucky. or lucky, idk.
never had an eagle. had putts for eagle but never converted.
You know, being a language purist, I just can't stop myself. If an eagle is two under par then a double-eagle is four under.
So, this story is about Billy Horschel's near albatross. Please!
Still, great try Billy Horschel (although I'm pretty sure he wasn't trying for it!)
You know, jpjeffery, you are correct. I should have said Albatross, but everyone seems to want to call it a double eagle.
jpjefery: never thought of it like that. you are correct sir. I have always called it an albatross.
It was about a twenty foot putt, but I did drive a par 4 I've never played this weekend. Timely article.
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