On Friday at Caves Valley Golf Club, Bryson DeChambeau carded a bogey-free 60 to rocket up the leaderboard during day two of the BMW Championship.
The 27-year-old American, who began his second round on the 10th hole, got off to a terrific start with three birdies and an eagle to turn on 31. But the big bomber was even better on his homeward nine, shooting 29 which included a second eagle and five more birdies to reach 16-under par.
Afterwards, DeChambeau was asked about coming up just short of the historic score of 59.
“It was an awesome opportunity,” said a smiling DeChambeau. “I had a couple shots – a couple birdie opportunities on 17 and 18. Didn’t happen, but still really proud of the way I handled myself and it was great to feel some pressure again. Which was awesome.
“I knew all day that if I continued to hit fairways and greens, I could give myself a really good chance to shoot – you know – 9 to 10 under round today. I didn’t know I could get it to 12, possibly 13 under but that was certainly the goal.”
DeChambeau’s Record-Setting Day
Driving: 347.4 yards
Fairways: 50.00% (7/14)
Greens: 88.89% (16/18)
SG: TOTAL: 9.696