Amateur golfer makes TWO ALBATROSSES in same round at PGA West

Danny Syring did something absolutely unimaginable at the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West by making two albatrosses.

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Mon, 7 Mar 2022
Amateur golfer makes TWO ALBATROSSES in same round at PGA West

Albatrosses are even rarer than hole-in-ones. You may see a hole-in-one every other week on the PGA Tour, but a 2 on a par-5 is very rare.

Well, amateur golfer Danny Syring didn't just make one 2, but he made two 2's at the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West in La Quinta.

He was playing in a fourball with his father Kevin, a PGA professional, and his two friends Jay and Renate Green last Sunday in California.

On the par-5 11th hole, the 27-year-old put his tee shot in the rough just left of the fairway. He had 200 yards left to the pin, so he took his 6-iron from his bag.

After he hit his shot, the fourball walked up to the green and they couldn't see Danny's ball. There was a very special reason for this.

"My wife got out of the cart and my wife says, ‘Danny, where is your ball?’ and he said I think it might be in the hole. And my wife was the first one to look in the hole and the ball was in the hole," said Green.

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"I was pretty excited. I took a picture and put it on Facebook, hey, I just made a double eagle," Danny said.

This was not the end of the excitement. On the 516-yard 15th hole at the course which is part of The American Express event on the PGA Tour, Danny had 205 yards into the pin.

"I hit a 5-iron, because it was a little against the wind. And it looked good. My dad is 62 and he can’t see it and the Greens are both older, so I was the only one who could see it," Danny said.

Kevin described the feeling as surreal when the group got up to the green to find that his son had made yet another albatross.

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Ironically, Danny revealed that despite being 6-under-par over two holes, he only shot a score of 70 and admitted to not playing that well.

Despite being a successful golfer at high school and considering turning professional while at the University of Tampa, he now works for a medical employment recruiting company.

He may not be a golfer at PGA Tour level, but we can safely say Danny has achieved something that not even Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson could claim to have done.

This is certainly not bad for a player who claims he only plays three times a month. The jealousy is pouring from our veins. 

 

 

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