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On This Day in History (2012): Nick Watney holes out for double eagle at the U.S. Open

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SAN FRANCISCO (KSEE/KGPE) – On this day eight years ago, Nick Watney holed out for double eagle at the U.S. Open.

On June 14th, 2012, Watney, a former Fresno State all-American golfer, hit a five-iron from 190 yards out on the 17th hole at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.

That is what is called a double eagle, or an “albatross.” And it is very rare, much harder to do than hit a hole-in-one!

Watney tied for 21st place at the U.S. Open that year.

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