Shaun Micheel Shoots Albatross, Or Double Eagle, At 2010 U.S. Open

Shaun Micheel may not be in a position to win the 2010 U.S. Open, but he has now played the greatest single hole of the tournament. Minutes ago, Micheel shot a double eagle on the sixth hole.

Micheel's second shot is the focus here -- his approach shot rolled on the green and directly into the hole, more than making up for a previous double bogey.

A double eagle is otherwise known as an albatross, and it's even more rare than a hole-in-one:

Between 1983 to 2003, there were 631 aces on the PGA Tour but just 56 double-eagles - and never more than 6 albatrosses in one year.

Consider the number of golfers and the number of holes involved, and also consider that Micheel pulled this off in a major tournament. An incredible feat.

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