08 Apr '12, 11pm

Oosthuizen in elite company with double eagle

Oosthuizen in elite company with double eagle

With one swing from the middle of the par-5 second fairway, Louis Oosthuizen shook the trees at Augusta National, holing out for a double eagle. It was the first double eagle on that hole in 76 playings of the Masters. It was the fourth double eagle in tournament history, joining Gene Sarazen's in 1935 at the 15th hole, Bruce Devlin's in 1967 at the eighth hole and Jeff Maggert's in 1994 at the 13th hole. From 253 yards, Oosthuizen threaded a 4-iron shot between two fronting bunkers and watched it roll across the green, from left to right, and into the hole. The 2 sent Oosthuizen from a shot out of the lead to two shots ahead early in the final round of the Masters. It was the longest double-eagle shot in the history of the tournament. Sarazen's was a 4-wood from 235 yards, Devlin's a 4-wood from 248 yards, and Maggert's a 3-iron from 222 yards. After Oosthuizen took his b...

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