This disc golf hero makes a double eagle without seeing the hole
Making a hole-in-one is one of the hardest things to do in sports.
But a double eagle without even having the ability to see the hole? Impossible.
Disc golf enthusiast Philo Brathwaite defied the laws of physics at the 2016 Beaver State Fling in Oregon, nailing his second shot on a par-five with a dogleg so vicious that he couldn't even see the hole when he lined up for his shot.
Brathwaite put a tremendous amount of spin on the disc, bending it around the corner and straight into the hole-- or, basket in this case.
Brathwaite was simply as shocked as everyone else when he turned the corner to see his shot actually entered to make him an albatross (golf term for double eagle).
"That was awesome, man," he said. "I had no idea it went in. I was just thinking, 'Yes, I made the corner, finally, as soon as in my life.' Even much better than in the corner, in the basket."
In spite of his albatross, Brathwaite finished second at the tournament, behind Richard Wysocki. Brathwaite did take home near to $3,000 in prize money however, together with the memory of a lifetime.
In 2007 Dougherty took to Oakmont when through his life. He justified that not only by leading with a first-round 68 however by holing a 15 ft putt on the 72nd green for a closing share of 7th, which was sufficient to earn the Englishman a Masters debut the following year.
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