South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen hit an albatross on the par-5 second hole at the Masters Sunday, propelling him to the top of the tournament’s leaderboard.
Oosthuizen’s effort was just the fourth albatross — also known as a "double eagle" — in Masters history and the first ever on the second hole.
The shot moved the South African into the final-round lead at 10-under. Oosthuizen had about 250 yards downhill from a clean lie on the fairway. His iron shot hit the front fringe of the green, took a nice bounce onto the putting surface, and rode a downslope straight to the pin.
Oosthuizen, 29, has won one major in his professional career — the 2010 British Open Championship at St. Andrews.