Morgan Pressel was struggling Thursday during the opening round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open. Through 13 holes, the 27-year-old was +4 on the day and in bad shape.
But on the par-5 14th hole, Pressel found magic. Pressel had 197 yards left after her tee shot. She hit a flush five-wood that was right on the money. It rolled about twenty feet and found the bottom of the cup for an albatross. The incredible shot moved Pressel to just 1-over par. She finished +2 (74) for her round, nine shots behind leader Hyo Joo Kim.
So what’s the problem? Well, Pressel wasn’t too thrilled that her albatross wasn’t on TV, or anywhere for that matter.
— Suzanne Ghee (@Suzy_Gee) July 30, 2015
@mpressel – we haven’t seen anything! Wish we could relive it! 🙂
— LPGA (@LPGA) July 30, 2015
Here’s another exchange:
@mpressel Doesn't seem like there is any video, shame. Did you carry it to the hole or run it on to the green?
— Mark Salazar (@salazama) July 30, 2015
Landed on the front and rolled about 20 ft into the hole https://t.co/Xcd7tTcLg6
— Morgan Pressel (@mpressel) July 30, 2015
We’re pretty bummed that there’s no video anywhere of Pressel’s albatross; it would have been cool to see. A few fans on Twitter were also unhappy they couldn’t check out a replay. ESPN has coverage all week long at Royal Turnberry. Second round coverage begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, and third and final round coverage starts at 10 a.m.