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Brandt Snedeker Shoots 59 at Wyndham Championship

Brandt Snedeker became the ninth player to shoot a sub-60 round in a PGA Tour event, after opening with a 59 at the Wyndham Championship.

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Brandt Snedeker poses with the ball and glove that he shot 59 with during the first round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC on August 16, 2018 in Greensboro, NC. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Incredibly, Snedeker shot the historic number despite opening with a bogey, and posting a 3-under 32 on his opening nine (Sedgefield’s back nine).

After making the turn, however, the 37-year old picked up the pace on his final nine, carding an 8-under 27, which included six birdies and one eagle to set the day’s mark with an 11-under 59.

It was the 10th time a sub-60 score has been carded in a PGA Tour event, with Jim Furyk owning two of them, most recently with a record 58 at the Travelers.

Greensboro was the site of Snedeker’s first PGA Tour victory (2007), while Wyndham is one of his main sponsors.

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Brandt Snedeker celebrates after shooting a 59 in the first round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC on August 16, 2018 in Greensboro, NC. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

“Greensboro’s kind of always had a special place in my heart because obviously my first Tour win, but Steve Holmes and everybody at Wyndham have been like family to me for so many years,” said Snedeker on the eve of the 2018 edition. “So I’m excited to be back here representing them and representing the tournament.”

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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