WATCH: European Tour golfer nearly holes out with driver off the deck

If there's anything more exciting on a Friday morning than somebody going driver off the deck at a professional golf tournament, I have yet to see it. Jamie Donaldson did just that on Friday at the Italian Open from 291 yards away on a par 5, and he nearly holed it for an albatross.

Here's a look at the shot.

The tap-in eagle he made was part of a 34 on the front nine, which was followed by a 33 on the back nine to get him to 11 under overall. He's two back of leaders Marcus Fraser and Matt Wallace.

"Yeah, couldn't quite get there with a 3-wood," Donaldson said of the shot. "I had about 285 front, so hit a driver off the deck and came out so perfect. It was nice to get it down there, only two feet from the hole. Yeah, one of my great shots."

The #TourSauce he sprayed was exceptional, too.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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