Nick Watney: Take that Alvaro Quiros!
By mustang6560 on 6/15/12
One thing I really like about the U.S. Open versus the Masters is the USGA, unlike its green jacket counterparts at Augusta National, is not nearly as neurotic about controlling who has access to its footage. Case in point: Nick Watney's albatross at the par-5 17th hole yesterday in the first round of the U.S. Open.

Not only is a high quality video widely available upon a quick Google search, the video is posted on the PGA Tour's website. Try searching for a video of Louis Oosthuizen's albatross at the Masters and see what you get. Not only is the video not available on the PGA Tour's website, most of the videos on the Internet are low quality.

Nick recorded the third double eagle in the history of the U.S. Open, which if you multiply the number of participants by the number of rounds by the number of years ... well you get the idea - it's a very rare occurrence, so it should be widely celebrated, not buried in the archives at an exclusive golf club.

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[ comments ]
mjaber says:
Watched it a little while ago. I think Oosty's was cooler, because of how far it rolled.
bkuehn1952 says:
Talk about a jump start to a round. He was +3 and 5-10 seconds later he is back to even.
gpickin says:
The funny thing is.
Nick was -1 to start today, and 6+ today and not done yet, he is 5+ and that is currently the cut line.
He might be albatross and out!
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