Rafa Cabrera-Bello makes first albatross on No. 16 at The Players Championship
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Rafa Cabrera-Bello makes first albatross on No. 16 at The Players Championship

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Rafa Cabrera Bello completed a week of memorable shots for Spaniards at The Players Championship 2017 on Sunday by making the first albatross on the par-5 16th in the history of the tournament at TPC Sawgrass' Players Stadium Course.

Cabrera Bello made the 2 -- which is an albatross, not a double eagle, which doesn't exist -- on the start of The Gauntlet, the final three-hole stretch of Pete Dye's masterpiece.




The albatross is the third in The Players history.

The up-and-coming Spaniard had a great reaction to the hole-out, throwing his club in the air...with it accidentally landing in the water hazard between Nos. 16 and 17. Once he retrieved the club, he did a Hale Irwin-inspired hand-slap down the gallery rope line.

Cabrera Bello's shot follows on the first-round hole-in-one Sergio Garcia made on the par-3 17th, the eighth in tournament history on the iconic peninsula green.

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