That moment when you almost hit a hole-in-one on a par four…
Rickie Fowler nearly pulled of something rather special on hole five at The Open.
It’s fair to say the third day at The Open has been a tale of the unexpected, and one thing you won’t have been expecting to see is an albatross.
We’re not talking about the large seabird of course, but a three-under-par hole – and Rickie Fowler came mightily close to achieving just that in the afternoon’s action, with an absolute beauty of a shot off the tee.
That’s about as close to a hole-in-one as you can get without actually making it – and on a 346-yard hole too.
Most wouldn’t have even attempted to go right for the green, but the 28-year-old American has that power well and truly in his locker.
Almost an #albatross!!!— Strapper Nick (@Lilgolfjock) July 22, 2017
In the end Fowler had to make do with an eagle, which some fans pointed out was taken on hole five – not four as The Open’s Twitter page claimed.
Elsewhere at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, Branden Grace was making history – as he became the first man ever to shoot a 62 in a major tournament.
What a day for golf.