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Notes: Nick Watney nails double eagle

Only the third one in Open history

SAN FRANCISCO - First it was Louis Oosthuizen, now Nick Watney. Golf fans sure wouldn’t mind seeing a double eagle at every major championship.

Watney, playing his second shot from the fairway on the par-5 17th at the Olympic Club Thursday, holed a 5-iron for golf’s rarest shot, what is believed to be only the third double eagle in US Open history.

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