Valspar Championship: Russell Knox albatros starts first-round attack

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Knox said his only other albatross came when he was a teenager

Russell Knox from Scotland produced only the second albatross of his life when he entered the first round of the Valspar championship in Florida.

Knox was two more than par as he ran out with his second shot – a three wood of 275 yards – on the 11th hole.

It followed the American Harris English albatross at the Players Championship last week, but only three were made in all last season on the PGA Tour.

"It's great to go from two to one at the bottom in one hole," Knox said.

"That changes your view very quickly in the day."

The 33-year-old – who last won the PGA Tour in 2016 – closed the day with a four-under-par round of 67, third behind American Joel Dahmen and Sepp Straka from Austria, who share the lead of the clubhouse.

The two-time winner of the PGA Tour stated that his only other albatross came during his teenage years when he won six iron at his home club in Scotland, where he was going to win.

The English Luke Donald gave a bogey at the last hole to fall to the same brand as Knox, while his fellow Englishman Tyrell Hatton is second. under the first day of the tournament, which is being held in Palm Harbor, Florida.

The English title defender Paul Casey is still on the course right after 14 holes.

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