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Another 59 on the PGA Tour!

Another 59 on the PGA Tour!

Today is August 20th, 2018 and we present Another 59 on the PGA Tour!  Monday Rewind #102.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and the Mel Sole Golf School headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

Another 59 on the PGA Tour!

Without a doubt, Brandt Snedeker is one of the nicest guys on the PGA Tour!  Along with Matt Kuchar, they are always smiling and always interact well with the gallery.  So a -11 59 in the first round of the Wyndham Championship was a real thrill for the Greensboro, NC fans.  When Al Geiberger shot his 59 it was a par 72, so it was 13 under par.  I think if you look at the yardages of the two courses, played more than 40 years apart, Snedeker’s 59 on a par 70 was still shot on a longer golf course. The fact that he then went on to win was a testament to his great play the rest of the week.  To shoot a 59 in the first round and then go on to win is really hard.  Nobody wants to say they shot a 59 and didn’t win the tournament.

C.T. Pan and Webb Simpson came to the last hole with a chance to tie.  But both hit their tee shots on 18 way right.  Webb was lucky and his ball was just in, but C.T. Pan was not so lucky and a double bogey six resulted from that out of bounds shot.  Brandt birdied that last to add the cherry on the top of a well-deserved victory.

No 59 has never been shot on the European Tour and only one on the South African Sunshine Tour.  Peter Karmis shot 59 during the Royal Swazi Sun tournament.

European Tour:

Paul Waring won his first European Tour victory and the Nordea Masters in Gothenburg, Sweden by beating Thomas Aiken of South Africa in a playoff.  Aiken birdied the last to force the playoff, but butchered the first playoff hole to give Waring the victory on a silver platter!

LPGA Tour:

Lizette Salas missed a three-foot birdie putt for victory on the 18th hole to go into a playoff with Sung Hyun Park.  Sung Hyun Park birdied that first extra hole to not only take the victory at the Indy Women In Tech Championship at the Brickyard Crossing GC in Indianapolis, IA but also to take back the #1 World Ranking.

PGA Tour Champions:

Bart Bryan won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open at the En-Joie GC in Endicott, NY for the second time in his career.  He beat overnight leader Michael Bradley by one.  Tom Gillis and Marco Dawson tied for third.

Next Week:

PGA Tour: Northern Trust Open at Ridgewood CC in Paramus, NJ.

Europen Tour: D + D Real Czech Masters in Prague, Czech Republic.

LPGA Tour: CP Women’s Open at Wascana CC in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

PGA Tour Seniors: Boeing Classic at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge,  Snoqualmie,  WA

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

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