DUBLIN, Ohio — Mito Pereira certainly found an interesting time to record his first career albatross, doing so during the final round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday on the par-5 seventh hole.
Pereira was officially 273 yards away according to ShotLink when he pulled 3-wood, with wind coming to the left.
“I was just trying to get 3-wood to land on the front,” he said. “I hit it perfectly, a little fade. It kicked the right way towards the hole, but I thought it was going to go long. Suddenly everybody went nuts.”
The ball was immediately placed in the bag and though of course he hopes it is not a lost golf ball, he expects that may end up being its fate.
This albatross is the first in Memorial Tournament play since Shubhankar Sharma’s during round two of the 2019 event and second on the seventh hole, joining Carlos Franco in 2019.
“I hit it pretty good too,” said Pereira. “It was top-10 shots of my career with that 3-wood and then being an albatross, probably top one.”