The U.S. Kids Golf staff had to rack their brains and dig through the records when we heard Eddy Lai from San Jose, CA double-eagled the par 5, 431 yard, 16th hole at Legacy Golf Links. Sure enough, Eddy’s double-eagle was the first in World Championship history. Eddy needed the Albatross (golf jargon for a double-eagle due to its rarity) to win his first World Championship title as he edged out 2009 winner Issei Tanabe from Huntington Beach, CA who shot a tournament total, 207. Eddy’s shot 68, 67, 70 over three days for a total of 205.
Here is the San Jose Mercury News reporter's interview with Eddy: