Morgan Hoffmann hits outstanding albatross at Safeway Open

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Morgan Hoffmann made headlines in the early hours of this morning with a stunning albatross at the 18th hole during the first round of the Safeway Open.

The American made the 575-yard, par-five hole in just two shots, having teed off with a superb drive before watching his 251-yard iron land on the edge of the green and roll into the hole.

Unsurprisingly, the feat was met with a rapturous applause by all of those in attendance at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California, and is a serious contender for shot of the season.


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Hoffmann began his round at the Safeway Open on hole 10 and was cruising along nicely on par after his first eight holes.

It was at the 18th where he would excel, though, and improve his overall tally to three under.

Here's a video of Hoffmann's remarkable albatross.

Hoffmann started playing golf as a junior and after winning two consecutive New Jersey State Championships, he relocated to the International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

From there, the 27-year-old spent two years at Oklahoma State University, where he regularly played on the golf team and was ranked No.1 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings in 2009.

Following an appearance in the 2010 U.S. Open, Hoffmann would leave college to pursue a career as a professional golfer.

Hoffmann made his debut at the U.S. Open two years later, where he finished 29th. 

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