SAN DIEGO -- Jason Gore pulled off the rarest of shots on Saturday during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open, holing his second at the par-5 18th for an albatross, or what some call a double-eagle.
Gore, 41, a veteran with one PGA Tour victory, came to the 18th, his ninth hole for the day, on Torrey Pines' South course at even par for the tournament after two bogeys.
After a 303-yard drive, Gore had 250 yards to the pin and considered hitting a 2-iron, but his caddie talked him into using a 3-wood.
"He said just a nice, big cut 3-wood, and he was right,'' Gore said. "We could see it. Once it hit the green and started rolling up the hill, I'm thinking, 'Oh, this is going to be really close.' And then just saw it kind of disappear. And it was pretty fun.''
Gore, whose lone PGA Tour victory came in 2005, went from even to 3 under for the tournament. He finished at 212, 4 under par and tied for 24th.
"That will be a good one for a while,'' he said. "That will be a good one for a while, until I forget.''