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Brooks Koepka makes albatross, ties course record at The Players Championship

By Dan McDonald
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Brooks Koepka was putting together an impressive Sunday round at the Players Championship with a 32 on the front nine, but then rocketed up the leaderboard with some impressive scoring to finish his round.

From 208 yards away with a 6-iron, Koepka became just the second player to ever make a double-eagle -- or albatross -- on the par-5 16th hole. Rafa Cabrera Bello was the first player to card an albatross on the 16th at the 2017 Players Championship.

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That moved him to 10-under par for the tournament. But in case that wasn't impressive enough, the 2017 U.S. Open champion stepped up to the daunting par 3 17th and stuck it to inside 10 feet. 

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Koepka had a great look at birdie on No. 18 to set the course record with a 62, but the putt hit the lip of the cup and rolled out. With the tap-in par, Koepka joins Webb Simpson as players who carded a 63 this week to tie the course record at TPC Sawgrass.