Alvaro Quiros Hits An Incredible Albatross At The U.S. Open

Golfer Alvaro Quiros hit an incredible hole-in-one shot on the par-4 seventh hole Wednesday afternoon, the only problem was that it was during a practice round.

Quiros originally grabbed a 3-wood out of his bag for the 288 yard hole, seemingly laying up to create an easy chip-up for a second shot. However, it was his caddie that stopped him at the last-minute to club up to a driver, which turned out to be “the perfect club.”

After teeing off, the Spaniard and his caddie were unsure where the ball ended up as they were unable to even see the hole from the tee-box. Nevertheless, when they heard the roar of the crowd, they knew something special had happened.

“We thought it was going to be more in the middle of the green. Suddenly, we see the people stand,” Quiros said.

“Gonzalo (Fernandez-Castano) said, `I think you holed it.’ And I said, `No, it probably just touched the flag.’ And then we start to walk and the people start screaming again. I said, `OK, probably. Maybe.’ When we start to get closer to the green people start congratulating me, and that’s when I realized it was an albatross.”

According to the golfer though, this wasn’t his first albatross. Golfing a course in Argentina back in 2003, Quiros went for the green on the second shot of a par-5 only to find the bottom of the cup once again.

Hitting one of the rarest shots in golf, Quiros hopes that his practice round is an indication to how his regular round will go, but he’s certainly not holding his breath.

“The funny thing is,” he said, “I’m probably going to be missing this green.”