What better than making an albatross? Easy. Making two of them.
What's better than making two?
Well, that'd be what mini-tour golfer Christopher Ross has done in 2014 -- make three.
That's right: Ross has made not one, not two, but three rare "2s" on par 5s in 2014.
Andy Zunz at Golfweek.com has the story on Ross, who until this year, had never made an albatross (understandable since the odds of making just one are 6 million-to-1 or 1 million-to-1, depending on where you look. Regardless of the odds, it's safe to say they're rare).
Ross made his first albatross in January, holing his 185-yard second shot on a par 5 while playing a casual round with his brothers at Florida's Reunion Resort Palmer Course.
His second came on the SwingThought.com Tour two weeks later at Forest Lake Golf Club in Ocoee, Fla., when he nailed a 212-yard hybrid shot.
Finally (or maybe not at this rate), Ross's third albatross came on Oct. 28 when he holed a 3-wood from 241 yards during another SwingThought.com event at Orange County National in Orlando.
"By comparison," Zunz wrote, "there were only two double eagles recorded on the PGA Tour during the 2013-14 season: James Hahn's at the Sony Open and Trevor Immelman's at the Travelers Championship. Only twice since 1970 have six double eagles been recorded on the PGA Tour in a single season (2010, 2000). Not a single Tour player made one in 1983."