Aug 17th, 2018
Brandt Snedeker shoots a 59 at the Wyndham
To become 10th player ever to break 60 on tour
Brandt Snedeker shot an 11-under par 59 on the opening day of the Wyndham Championship, to fall just one shot off matching the overall PGA Tour record.
With a successfully executed 20-foot putt on his final hole, Snedeker became the 10th player in tour history to break 60.
"I better be smiling,'' Snedeker said. "I don't do this every day.''
Snedeker is the first to shoot 59 since Adam Hadwin in the third round of the 2017 Careerbuilder Challenge, after Jim Furyk set the record with a 58 in the final round of the 2016 Travelers Championship.
Snedeker did not get off to the best of starts as he made a bogey on his first hole, the 10th, but then the magic started to happen as he played his front nine in 27, which included an eagle 2 on the par-4 sixth, holing out from 176 yards.
Commenting after his round, Snedeker said: "To know what you're trying to do and step up and have a 20-footer and know what it means, I was very aware of what was going on, and to knock that putt in was really special, To know I'm a part of a small club on tour and not very many people have done this, really cool feeling right now.''
"Nobody could see this coming - trust me,'' Snedeker said. "As much as I tried to positive self-talk myself into playing good, I didn't see 59 coming today, to be honest with you. ... Luckily, it kind of clicked all day today, and hopefully, it will keep clicking for the next three days.''