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It has been something of a mixed season on the PGA Tour so far for Scotland’s Russell Knox. 

On the one hand, he’s made nine cuts in ten events. On the other, he has only one top ten finish – a tie for tenth at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February. 

Still, he had extra reason for cheer in today’s opening round of the Valspar Championship when he put one of the most rare birds in golf on his scorecard – an ALBATROSS.

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The 33-year-old, a winner of two PGA Tour titles to date, holed his second shot from 275 yards on the par-5 11th at Innisbrook.

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That effort kick-started an epic back nine for the Scot, who came home in just 29 blows, having played his front nine in two-over 38.

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That all added up to a four-under 67 to leave Knox hovering near the top of the leaderboard at the end of the opening day.

And in case you’re wondering what he did with his albatross ball…


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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