Louis Oosthuizen albatross wins Shot of the Year
Louis Oosthuizen has won the European Tour Shot of the Year award for his albatross in the final round of the Masters.
Last Updated: 14/01/13 12:34pm
The first two in Masters history at Augusta's par-five second hole came when the South African holed his 253-yard four-iron after it pitched at the front of the green before rolling across the contours and in.
"It has to be the most memorable shot of my career so far," said Oosthuizen, who missed out on the Masters title after losing a play-off against Bubba Watson.
"To have an albatross is rare enough, but to have one in the final round at Augusta when you're in contention to win The Masters was very special and something I'll always remember when I look back on my career.
"I knew the shot was good as soon as I'd hit it, but I didn't know just how good until I heard the cheers from the people behind the green.
"Augusta is really known for its Sunday roars, so to hear the noise when the ball dropped into the hole was a great feeling.
"Unfortunately I couldn't quite finish the job off in the afternoon, but winning the European Tour Shot of the Year is some consolation."
Oosthuizen's effort narrowly beat Justin Rose's 45-foot birdie putt across the 17th green in his match against American Phil Mickelson on the final day of the Ryder Cup.
The award followed hot on the heels of Oosthuizen's victory in the Volvo Golf Champions in Durban on Sunday.