Engaged in the LPGA Drive On Championship, Yuka Saso returned a superb shot on par 5 of 2 (her eleventh hole of the day) from almost 200 meters for an improbable albatross. Yuka Saso scored the coup of the tournament, even that of the season this Friday at the Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in Arizona.
Indeed, the winner of the US Open 2021 more than improved the par 5 of the 2 by returning her second shot from 217 yards, or 196 meters. It was one of my dreams, but we all know how hard it is to make one.
Yuka Saso, albatross
"We didn't really know where the ball had landed and where it ended up, so we were walking to the green and everyone started clapping," said the Japanese player from the Philippines.
But my ball wasn't on the green and I wondered why the crowd was cheering if it wasn't on it. It was one of my dreams, but we all know how hard it is to make one. They say you are lucky if you get one in your golfing career. I think I was very lucky to have done that." It was not the first albatross made on this course this week.
Indeed, an amateur had also achieved this feat during the Pro-Am on Wednesday on the same track. Luckily for this golfer, the LPGA cameras had captured this magical moment. The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played.
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