Found April 08, 2012 on Backyard Sports Blog:
Louis Oosthuizen sank the first ever Albatross at hole number two in Augusta at the Matsters today.  He vaulted himself into the lead over Mickelson and Peter Hanson with the shot and went to -10 under on the tournament.  He was generous enough to toss the ball into the crowd after he picked it up out of the hole and gave some lucky fan the prize of a life time.  (wouldn't be surprised if the ball was on Ebay already) Until this one, the most famous double-eagle at Augusta was the one Gene Sarazen knocked in on No. 15 en route to a playoff victory in 1935 -- known as the shot that put the Masters on the map. Like this post? Check out our Home Page for more stories and follow us on Twitter

Oosthuizen's final round double eagle at Masters

Masters Sunday is always one of the highlights of the sporting year. Traditionally, the back nine on Sunday has been revered as one of the most dramatic theatres in sport. In the 2012 version, the drama started early. 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen made the first double eagle ever scored on the second hole to take the lead by two at 10 under par. It's one of the...

Golf fan Wayne Mitchell ends up with Louis Oosthuizen’s double-eagle ball, donates it to Augusta

Louis Oosthuizen made Masters history when he sank the tournament’s first ever double-eagle on the Par-5 second hole during Sunday’s final round.When the South African went to collect his Titleist from the cup he surprisingly lobbed it into the gallery of fans around the green. Wayne Mitchell, a 59-year-old from Pennsylvania who was sitting in the front row, ended up with it...

With a 2 on 2, Oosthuizen gets a piece of history

Even if he doesn't have a place in the champion's locker room at the Masters, Louis Oosthuizen can say he has a spot in the Albatross Club with Gene Sarazen. Not a bad consolation prize: That shot by ''The Squire'' in 1935, after all, is widely credited with putting the Masters on the map. Back then players weren't routinely hitting the ball so far,...

Oosthuizen has to settle for albatross at Masters

Instead of leaving with the green jacket, Louis Oosthuizen will have to settle for an albatross. Outdone in a playoff by perhaps the only shot more spectacular than his double eagle, Oosthuizen came up short to Bubba Watson at the Masters on Sunday night. Unable to see the flag, Watson managed to hook a wedge off the pine needles to 10 feet while the South African couldn't get...

Louis Oosthuizen hits the shot of his life at the Masters ... but still ends up losing

What is it about the Masters that brings out the best in players? Seriously, guys just show up and hit career shots like they were a flip wedge at a regular tour event. Louis Oosthuizen hit one of those career shots on Sunday at the Masters.Standing over his second at the par-5 second hole, the South African eyed a green light situation from 260 yards out. Knowing the back right...

Fan returns Oosthuizen's valuable ball from Masters

The ball used by Louis Oosthuizen during an unbelievable shot on the second hole of the Masters ended up in the hands of a fan sitting in the gallery and was returned later to members of Augusta National. The valuable Titlelist 4 ball— with Oosthuizen's  signature single dot as identification— ended up in the hands of Wayne Mitchell a new Zealander living in Allentown...

Louis Oosthuizen makes double eagle at the Masters

Louis Oosthuizen on heartbreaking loss to Bubba Watson at Masters

Louis Oosthuizen on heartbreaking loss to Bubba Watson at Masters.

Video: Bubba Wins Masters Playoff

In the first Masters playoff since 2009, Bubba Watson was able to hold off Louis Oosthuizen to win the first major of his career. Watson shot a 4-under, 68 on Sunday which included birdieng four of the last six holes to force a sudden death playoff with Oosthuizen. Oosthuizen started out his round with an amazing double-eagle on the second hole when he sunk a 260 yd shot, which rolled...

Here are six moments that made Sunday at the 2012 Masters truly memorable

In case you missed it yesterday, Bubba Watson won the 2012 Masters in a two-hole playoff over South African Louis Oosthuizen to capture the first major championship of his career.  Not only is Watson the first man named Bubba to win the tournament (research pending), but damn will he look good cruising around town in his original General Lee while wearing his brand new green jacket...

Drunk fan arrested at Masters

A rowdy fan at the Masters attempted to bring home a cup of Augusta National sand, but instead wound up trapped. According to The Augusta Chronicle, Scott Gay, a 40-year-old man from Ohio, walked onto the iconic course on an undisclosed hole following Sunday's final round and tried to fill a cup with sand from a bunker. He was quickly apprehended by security after a short chase...
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