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Thursday, 21 March 2019

Day struggles as 250m albatross headlines Valspar


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An albatross from 275 yards has helped Scot Russell Knox vault to within one stroke of first-round leaders Sepp Straka and Joel Dahmen at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida.

After a 300-yard drive, Knox used a three-wood for his rare feat at the par-five 11th hole at Innisbrook Resort, with the ball trickling in at perfect speed.

"It was a good way to go from plus two to minus one very quickly," Knox told PGA Tour radio after carding a four-under par 67.

"I hit a beautiful drive and I knew if I hit a nice three-wood down there I'd be somewhere near the green and that's really all I was really looking for."

Knox's unbelievable albatross

It was the second albatross in a week on the PGA Tour, after American Harris English recorded one at the Players Championship.

Vienna-born Straka, the first Austrian to hold PGA Tour membership, waltzed to his five-under par 66 with the only bogey-free round of the day, while American Dahmen had one blemish on his card.

Englishman Luke Donald and American Kevin Kisner joined Knox on 67, but Australian Jason Day struggled, hitting a three-over par 74.

Day hit five bogeys and two birdies at Palm Harbour in what was meant to be a major test of his Masters credentials, three weeks out from the major.

Day's Australian compatriot Curtis Luck shot a one-under par 70, while Matt Jones and Rod Rampling earned two-over par 73.

Cameron Davis earned four-over par 75, one behind Day and John Senden.

American prodigy Akshay Bhatia, meanwhile, bogeyed three of his final four holes for a 74 in the 17-year-old's first round on the PGA Tour.

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An albatross from 275 yards has helped Scot Russell Knox vault to within one stroke of first-round leaders Sepp Straka and Joel Dahmen at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida.

After a 300-yard drive, Knox used a three-wood for his rare feat at the par-five 11th hole at Innisbrook Resort, with the ball trickling in at perfect speed.

"It was a good way to go from plus two to minus one very quickly," Knox told PGA Tour radio after carding a four-under par 67.

"I hit a beautiful drive and I knew if I hit a nice three-wood down there I'd be somewhere near the green and that's really all I was really looking for."

Knox's unbelievable albatross

It was the second albatross in a week on the PGA Tour, after American Harris English recorded one at the Players Championship.

Vienna-born Straka, the first Austrian to hold PGA Tour membership, waltzed to his five-under par 66 with the only bogey-free round of the day, while American Dahmen had one blemish on his card.

Englishman Luke Donald and American Kevin Kisner joined Knox on 67, but Australian Jason Day struggled, hitting a three-over par 74.

Day hit five bogeys and two birdies at Palm Harbour in what was meant to be a major test of his Masters credentials, three weeks out from the major.

Day's Australian compatriot Curtis Luck shot a one-under par 70, while Matt Jones and Rod Rampling earned two-over par 73.

Cameron Davis earned four-over par 75, one behind Day and John Senden.

American prodigy Akshay Bhatia, meanwhile, bogeyed three of his final four holes for a 74 in the 17-year-old's first round on the PGA Tour.

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