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SAN FRANCISCO — One of golf's rarest feats happened Thursday at the US Open.
While birdies and eagles were hard enough to come by in Thursday's opening round of the Open at the Olympic Club, Nick Watney found a way around that — go for the double eagle.
Watney's second shot, hit with a 5-iron from 190 yards out, skipped a couple of times on the green before rolling straight into the cup for the rare -3 on the par 5 17th.
It is only the third time that the double eagle, also known as an albatross, has been accomplished in US Open history. T.C. Chen made one back in 1985, and Shaun Micheel matched that at Pebble Beach two years ago.
Most golfers would be content with a two putt for birdie on a par 5 after reaching the green in two.
But Watney would have none of that. He went from +3 to even on the day with a single shot. He also moved from a tie for 73rd to a tie for eighth.
Impressive. I can't even do that on Tiger Woods 2012.
Mike Tyson to return to the ring?
Could Mike Tyson be returning to boxing?
A video released on Friday by WWE veteran and MMA personality Paul Heyman has started to create quite the virtual stir.
"I'm getting back into the ring," Tyson says in the short promo. "Don't worry, I'll be splendid."
Don't get too excited fans. It looks like Tyson's return to the ring is only going to be in a video game .
You have to wonder what the button combo will be to bite your opponent's ear.
Manager misses son's graduation
I get it. Graduations aren't the most exciting event to attend.
Listening to hours of speakers rambling on and countless names being read before your son or daughter makes their ten second walk across the stage to receive their congratulatory photo and handshake is definitely not the most pleasant thing you would want to be doing on a Thursday afternoon.
However, we all do it to support those that we love.
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson didn't return to Michigan on Thursday for his son's high school graduation.
"You're supposed to graduate," Gibson said. "His mom and the rest of the family will be there. He's coming to see me next week."
Does that mean I can get out from having to attend weddings?
After all, we are all "supposed" to get married anyway.