Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches

PGA National (Champion Course)

The Loop

Watch European Tour pro make an albatross, barely break a smile

May 22, 2017
The Rocco Forte Open - Day Four

Stuart Franklin

The stride of Fred Couples oozes swagger, as do the old-fashioned driver recoils from Tiger Woods. But there's another echelon of cool, categorized as "I'm so good I'm not even impressed." A group China's Haotong Li joined this weekend.

Li missed out on a playoff at the European Tour's Rocco Forte Open, but he won the weekend by making an albatross on Verdura Golf Club's 570-yard par-5 12th hole. An accomplishment that's notable in its own right, but one that reached "instant classic" status thanks to Li's reaction. Or more specifically, a lack thereof:

Quite the juxtaposition to Rafa Cabrera Bello's albatross at the Players Championship, considering Cabrera Bello was so excited he accidentally tossed his club into the water. Better yet, Li's disposition was so stoic the announcers didn't know if Li realized he made two.

That, my friends, is the definition of cool.