ORLANDO, Fla. -- The rarest score on a hole was accomplished for the second day in a row at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, when Zach Johnson's second shot at the par-5 16th rolled in for an albatross -- also known as a double eagle.
It is the first time there have been two albatrosses in the same tournament since the 2007 Players Championship. Going back to 1983, two in the same tournament has happened at least seven times, according to tour records.
"I had just hit my drive, I saw Mr. [Arnold] Palmer in his golf cart, and I went over and shook his hand," Johnson said. "Maybe that rubbed off a little bit."
Johnson said he hit a 5-iron from 206 yards that "I tugged a little bit. You make some, you miss some, you get some good breaks. It all evens out."
It was part of a wild day for Johnson, who birdied five of his first six holes, made a double bogey at the eighth, birdied the 10th and the 12th, made the 2 at the 16th then bogeyed the last two holes to shoot 66.
The final tally: an albatross, seven birdies, a double bogey, two bogeys and seven pars.
Johnson said his only previous albatross came years ago during a casual round at nearby Heathrow Country Club.
"I started birdie-albatross-par-birdie -- and shot 74," Johnson lamented. "I need to work on my post-albatross game."