Xander Schauffele started the final round of the 2023 American Express eight shots back of co-leaders Jon Rahm and Davis Thompson and couldn’t really get anything going early on Sunday.
Schauffele made par on his first four holes before he teed off on the par-5 5th, but that’s when he made some magic.
After driving his ball 314 yards, he faced a long second shot over a lake to the green. From 225 yards out, Schauffele’s ball just barely cleared the water but landed softly and then started tracking towards the hole.
And then it rolled into the cup like a putt for an albatross 2 on the par 5.
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The three-shot swing bumped him into the top 10 at 18 under.
It’s the first albatross on the PGA Tour since Stephan Jaeger accomplished the feat in the final round of the 2022 John Deere Classic.