Former NFL kicker Josh Scobee scores rarest of shots at TPC Sawgrass

A two on a par-5 hole — an “albatross,” in golf parlance — is the rarest of shots.

Former Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee pulled it off on Monday during a charity tournament at the TPC Sawgrass Players Stadium Course, doing so on a hole where the best professionals in the world over the last 39 years have tried and failed in the Players Championship.

Scobee was playing in a tournament benefitting the Ronald McDonald House, which provides lodging, meals, transportation and other care to critically ill children and their families who need to be near a hospital for treatment.

At the 520-yard par-5 ninth hole of the Stadium Course, Scobee pounded a drive of about 275 yards down the fairway. The tournament was being played under a “Shamble” format, which means the group selects one drive, and each competitor plays their own ball for the rest of the hole.


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Scobee’s was the best drive of the group, which included another former Jaguar who now splits time between Jacksonville and a real estate business in Seattle, Bryan Walters, Black Knight executive Brad Basto and Herb Shemer.

Those three hit second…


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