Scottie Scheffler Shoots 59 at TPC Boston To Move Into Contention at The Northern Trust

Scottie Scheffler 59 TPC Boston
Scottie Scheffler holds up his ball and score card after shooting 59 during the second round of The Northern Trust at TPC Boston on Aug 21, 2020 in Norton, Mass. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

On Friday at TPC Boston, Scottie Scheffler put his name in the history books with a bogey-free round of 12-under 59 on day two of The Northern Trust.

Scheffler’s record-setting round in Boston featured 12 birdies – an even six per side, highlighted by a final gain on the par-5 18th to close out the rare scoring feat.

“Yeah, today was obviously a good day on the course. I got off to a really good start. Made a bunch of birdies on the front nine. Had some key up-and-downs at the beginning of the round that kind of got me rolling, freed me up a little bit,” said Scheffler, who entered the day only 1-under par and tied for 72nd-place.

“Then the momentum just kind of kept going. Never really lost momentum which was nice.

“A lot of times when you’re playing well you can lose that momentum towards the end of the round or have a hiccup here or there. The momentum stayed the whole time and I made a lot of putts.”

Scottie Scheffler 59 TPC Boston
Scottie Scheffler talks with his caddie before playing his shot on the 12th tee during the second round of The Northern Trust at TPC Boston on Aug 21, 2020 in Norton, Mass. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

It marked the 12th 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.

Additionally, Scheffler becomes the second player to record the feat in a FedExCup Playoff event (Jim Furyk, 2013 BMW), and second youngest, overall, behind only a then 23-year old Justin Thomas (23) who carded a 59 at the 2017 Sony.

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