Watch: Abraham Ancer Makes Incredible Albatross In Vegas

Watch: Abraham Ancer Makes Incredible Albatross In Vegas

Abraham Ancer Albatross
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The 30-year-old holed his 250-yard second shot at the par-5 14th, during the second round of the CJ Cup.

Watch: Abraham Ancer Makes Incredible Albatross In Vegas

Abraham Ancer is enjoying one of the best years of his career, becoming the first Mexican to win a World Golf Championship back in August.

Now, at The Summit Club in Las Vegas, Ancer (opens in new tab) enjoyed yet more success, holing out from the fairway for the rarest bird of them all, an albatross.

Watch the incredible shot below:

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Having started the day at two-under-par, the 30-year-old was well back of pacesetter Keith Mitchell, who flew around the Vegas course with rounds of 62 and 64.

With three birdies over his front nine, Ancer started well, with another at the 12th moving him slightly further up the leaderboard.

It was the 14th though where the Mexican really made his move, with a 300-yard drive leaving him 250 in to the par-5.

Abraham Ancer Albatross

Ancer celebrates with his caddie after holing out from the 14th fairway. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Striking his driving iron (opens in new tab), the ball pitched just short of the green, with the subsequent bounce making the ball roll left and towards the hole.

Reacting like a putt, the ball rolled nearer and nearer to the flag, eventually hitting the middle of the stick and dropping in for the two.

The Mexican then closed his round out with a run of pars to sit at nine-under-par, nine shots back of Mitchell.

We have seen some albatrosses this year. At the Senior Open, Miguel Angel Jimenez holed out (opens in new tab) from the middle of fairway at the very first hole at Sunningdale.

Even more recently, former  NFL kicker, Josh Scobee, holed a 5-wood from 244-yards at TPC Sawgrass, venue for the Players Championship, for an albatross.

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Matt Cradock
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.


Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.


Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x