Louis Oosthuizen Double Eagle: 2012 Masters [HD] – YouTube
Louis Oosthuizen hit a Double Eagle in the 2012 Masters.
This is the first time this has ever been done in the Masters and it is simply AWESOME in the Feel Good Depot Kind of Way!!
Whether you are a guy person or not, it is simply an unbelievable individual achievement.
Question: What are the Odds of Making a Double Eagle and what is it exactly (for the uninitiated)?
Double-eagle odds are not definitively known, and different sources give different numbers. The figure of 6-million-to-1 is commonly quoted on the Web and in some print articles. The problem with this figure is that no source is given for it.A 2004 article in Golf World
magazine quoted Dean Knuth, inventor of the USGA’s slope rating
system forgolf courses
and handicaps, as saying the 6-million-to-1 figure was a little too high. Knuth put the odds at 1-million-to-1. Knuth is such a smart guy, we’re inclined to go with his figure. But it should be noted that Knuth’s figure is a guesstimate, and that it applies to recreational golfers (the figure for touring pros would naturally be lower).
Regardless, it’s clear that the double-eagle is a much rarer feat on the golf course than the ace: hole-in-one odds are in the neighborhood of 13,000-to-1 for the average golfer.