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Snedeker shoots 59 at Wyndham Championship

Brandt Snedeker watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday...
Brandt Snedeker hits to the the 10th hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2...

Brandt Snedeker watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday...

Brandt Snedeker hits to the the 10th hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2...

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker shot an 11-under 59 on Thursday at the Wyndham Championship, falling one shot shy of matching the record.

He made a 20-foot putt on his final hole, becoming the 10th player in PGA Tour to break 60. Jim Furyk set the record with a 58 in the final round of the Travelers Championship in 2016.

Snedeker began his round at Sedgefield Country Club with a bogey at No. 10, and he took off from there. He played the front nine in 27, including an eagle 2 on the par-4 sixth hole when he holed out from 176 yards.

This is the third consecutive year that the PGA Tour has had a sub-60 round. Snedeker is the first to shoot 59 since Adam Hadwin in the third round of the 2017 Careerbuilder Challenge.


Updated : 2021-02-26 01:39 GMT+08:00