WATCH: FIVE incredible Luke Donald shots with his irons in Belgium

Luke Donald plays a shot at the 2024 PGA Championship

Luke Donald played some superb shots with his irons in hand during the first round of the DP World Tour’s Soudal Open.

That includes an incredible shot that he holed from someway out with his view obscured by the trees.

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He wasn’t the only one hitting it sweetly in that first round as Sam Jones also struck a spectacular albatross.

Standing on the 14th tee, he was three under par for his round. However, he quickly made three birdies in a row and sank a three wood from 273 yards on the par-five 17th, his first albatross of the season, propelling him into the lead.

Even though the 27-year-old rookie had only been in the game for two weeks when he secured his card at the Qualifying School in November, he has already experienced historic moments with a course record and his first career albatross.

“I’m taking it as it comes,” he said. “The first few months have been pretty good, golf has been average, but it’s been pretty good the last few weeks. I’m looking forward to getting into this European Swing.”

The albatross ensured he made it six shots picked up in four holes, and Jones revealed he would have played a layup had it not been for the birdies.

“Initially it was going to be a three-shot, was going to lay it up,” he said.

“Thought about three iron off the tee, hit three wood, pulled it a little bit but hit it nicely.

“Got up there, had 248 metres to the flag, said to my caddie Keith that it was the perfect three wood, into the breeze a little bit.

“I was going well already at that stage so I thought if I made a bogey it was no big deal. Just hit it, flushed it, called to it to be good in the air and it was. First ever albatross, not a bad place to do it.”

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