That is exactly what Brandt Snedeker did at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday. He posted a 59 to become a member of a very small group of PGA Tour players to post under 60 in a tour event.
He took that round and parlayed it into a wire-to-wire win. This was Snedeker’s first win in a 2 1/2 year injury plagued time period. It was also at the site of his first tour win 11 years ago.
Are all sub-60 rounds the same? It is a great statistic but many can argue that they are not. Snedeker’s 59 came as a result of shooting -11 on a par 70 course. Adam Hadwin’s 59 last year was a result of a -13 on a par 72 course. Jim Furyk also shot -13 for his 58 but on a par 71 course. Actually the first three 59s on the PGA Tour all came on par 72 courses (Al Geiberger, Chip Beck and David Duval).
The LPGA Tour was in Indiana for the Indy Women in Tech Championship. Sung Hyan Park birdied the first playoff hole to beat Lizette Salas. This was Park’s 3rd win this year.
Paul Waring won the European Tour’s Nordea Masters in sudden death over Thomas Aiken. This was Waring’s first tour win in 200 starts.