Jordan Spieth almost cards a walk-off albatross at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
To say that Jordan Spieth has hit the ground running in 216 would be an understatement. With one round to go, the world number one has raced to a five-stroke lead at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions event at Kapalua in Hawaii.
Spieth almost holed a 3-iron for albatross on the downhill, par-5 18th hole at Kapalua to finish with an 8-under 65. It followed Thursday and Friday rounds of 66 and 64, and he is on track to break the four-round tournament record of 31-under par – when Ernie Els won this same tournament in 2003.
One of the more remarkable thing about this shot is that in nearly all reports I’ve read on this shot (but not all), have referred to it as a ‘near albatross’ instead of ‘near double-eagle’. Are we (thankfully) entering a new age in golf?