Harry Higgs is the albatross point owner with a 1 / 6,000,000 hit probability in the second round of Safeway Open on September 11.
Higgs comes from hole 10 of North yard, par72 of Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa, California. Arriving at the 9 par5 hole, 564 yards long, the 28-year-old golfer played 331 yards to the right of the fairway and pulled out the number 4 iron to go to the green from 231 yards. After the second swing, the ball lands in front of the target’s surface, bounces a few times and then falls straight into the crater.
After hearing a volunteer yell “the ball in”, Higgs threw away his stick and jumped in joy. “Maybe I look funny and ridiculous. Probably not a ‘top 10’ performance of the kind of joy, but it was a great round-off,” Higgs commented to himself with the extremely rare bliss style.
During the previous 17 holes, Higgs not only cleared the bogey but also collected a total of seven birdies. Throughout the round, he averaged 299 yards with a 64% fairway hit rate and nearly 78% standard green. As a result, he jumped 34 steps to the second team to compete for the title at -13.
Higgs has been playing professionally since 2014 and went to the PGA Tour this year. Last season, he attended 25 tournaments in which he finished the top 10 twice, returning to T11 in the Northern Trust playoff, alongside nine unqualified times.
At the Safeway Open at the start of the new season, he is two sticks behind Sam Burns at the top of the group after 36 holes. Group T3 at -12 point includes Cameron Percy, Rusell Knox and DJ Trahan. After the opening round of 71 strokes, player Phil Mickelson hit 67 strokes over the next 18 holes and jumped 48 steps to T34 with a score of -6. The cut-out line at point -5 causes the stars who had major championships to leave the game. Among these are Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia, Keegan Bradley, Shane Lowry.