WATCH: Another albatross at API

Zach Johnson
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Zach Johnson is all smiles after his albatross Sunday at Bay Hill's No. 16.
By Mark Aumann
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, March 22, 2015 | 3:19 p.m.

Albatrosses are the rarest of birds on golf courses. In the 36 years since the Arnold Palmer Invitational was founded, no one had ever recorded one -- until Daniel Berger did it Saturday.

Make that two in two days.

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At the par-5 16th in Sunday's final round, Zach Johnson hit this 5-iron from 207 yards. And watch what happens:

 

 

According to the NBC Golf Channel broadcast, fewer than 125 albatrosses have been recorded on the PGA Tour since 1970. And yet Berger and Johnson accomplished it in back-to-back rounds this weekend at Bay Hill.

Johnson says he saw the tournament host on the 16th tee and went over to shake his hand. He figured some of the Palmer magic rubbed off on him. Johnson shot 66.

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It was only the seventh time since the PGA Tour began keeping records in 1983 that two players made a double eagle in the same tournament. The last time was in 2007 at The Players Championship.

A rare commonality, to be sure. Some people call them double eagles. In this instance, it's more like albatross-albatross.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.