Australian golfer Richard Green has won three times on the European Tour and once had a top-five finish at The Open Championship, but he's never had an albatross in his career—until now.
The 43-year-old might be wise buying a lottery ticket this week, though, as he enjoyed a nice stroke of luck to land an unlikely hole-in-one at the par-four 15th of the Thirteenth Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads, Australia.
Green was competing at the Victorian Open's pro-am event and produced his once-in-a-lifetime shot with his driver on a hole that's listed at 358 metres.
He told the on-course reporter, via ABC:
I thought I would hit a driver and see what happens, I just pushed it a little bit, it was a good shot, but I knew it was going in the bunker so I was completely oblivious to the fact that it had made its way to the hole somehow. ...
... I haven't had anything like that happen before, I have had hole in ones during tournaments but they have been shots that have landed by the hole and found their way in.
They were fantastic moments but an albatross, I have never come close. They are something that may never happen to someone in their career as a professional.
Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good!