WATCH: Harry Higgs Falls Inches Short of a Rare Albatross at the 2022 Masters

Published 04/10/2022, 4:31 PM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 7, 2022 Harry Higgs of the U.S. on the 2nd green during the first round REUTERS/Mike Blake

The final day of the 2022 Masters has begun with players getting some good warm conditions. However, since it is the Masters Sunday, a few hole locations are challenging where we will see players struggling. But the 30-year-old Harry Higgs doesn’t seem to be bothered at all as he made an incredible tap in eagle on the second hole. 

The 575 yards par-5 second hole has a back right hole location for the final day. Moreover, just below the hole, there is a greenside bunker to stop players from choosing the aggressive line. Meanwhile, Harry Higgs, after an incredible tee shot of around 354 yards, had around 225 yards to the hole.  

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Higgs played an incredible approach shot with iron and got the ball to the middle of the green. Furthermore, the ball landed in an ideal position as it started rolling towards the hole location. And to everyone’s surprise, Harry fell short of an albatross by just 3 inches. Hence, he just had to tap in for an eagle and recover the two strokes that he lost on the first hole after a double bogey. 

Harry Higgs competing in his first Masters 

Harry Higgs is yet to win an event on the PGA Tour. Moreover, he played his first-ever major tournament last year at the 2021 PGA Championship. He finished T4 at the event and impressed everyone with his performance. Furthermore, Higgs has now also become one of the most fan-favorite golfers for his chilled attitude. 

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However, competing in his first-ever Masters, Harry has had a decent performance so far. He is +3 thru 8 holes on the final day and is ranked T21. Hence, even though Harry Higgs is not in contention to win the green jacket, he still has impressed everyone with his performance this week. 

Moreover, Scottie Scheffler currently leads the event with a score of -9, and he faces a tough fight from the Australian Cameron Smith, who is just three strokes behind. Therefore, fans are all set for an exciting final round at the Augusta National today. 

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So what do you think? Will Scheffler maintain his lead, or can Smith overtake him on the final day? Do let us know in the comments section.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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