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Snedeker Recaps Hole By Hole After Shooting 59

Brandt Snedeker became the ninth player in PGA Tour history to sign for a sub-60 scorecard when he fired an 11-under 59 in the opening round of the Wyndham Championship.

Brandt Snedeker 59
Brandt Snedeker tees off on the 7th hole during round one of the 2018 Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, NC. Photo by Jeremy McKnight/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

At his press avail, for historical purposes, Snedeker recapped his card, and read off the club and yardage for each scoring hole, along with his lone bogey and one important par-save.


10th Hole (Bogey): Yeah. 10, snap-hooked a 3-wood in the trees. I kind of hit a low shot up there short right of the green from about 180 yards. Hit a pitch shot to about seven feet behind the hole and missed the putt.

13th Hole (Birdie): First birdie of the day was on 13. I hit driver off the tee, had a perfect 118-yard shot, hit a poor wedge shot for me about 25 feet beyond the hole. I made a long putt there to kind of get things going the right direction.

14th Hole (Birdie): Next hole, I hit driver off the tee, had 188 yards in with a 7-iron, hit a great shot to about 20 feet short of the hole, made a great putt.

15th Hole (Birdie): The next hole, par 5, hit 5-wood kind of short, just short of the green, absolutely perfect spot from about 230. Almost made the putt for eagle, lipped it out over the right edge, tapped in for birdie there.

16th Hole (Birdie): I had 163, I hit a cut 8-iron to about 10 feet right behind the hole, really easy, great putt, straight down the hill, made that one.

18th Hole (Par): Made a great par save on 18. Hit driver off the tee and hit it in the right first cut and hit a 4-iron in the left bunker, really, really tough up-and-down. Hit a great bunker shot to about 6 feet and made that putt. When I made that one, I kept the momentum going, it was a big hole.

1st Hole(Birdie): No. 1, I hit a 3-wood off the tee and 8-iron from about 158 yards to about two feet, knocked that one in.

2nd Hole (Birdie): 3-wood on 2 with 127 yards in, hit a gap wedge to about a foot.

3rd Hole (Birdie): 8-iron on 3, 174 yards, hit it to two feet, so you can see why I shot 59. I had a lot of tap-ins.

5th Hole (Birdie): Par 5, No. 5 was my next birdie. Missed the fairway on the right, hit a good 6-iron just short of the green, chipped it up to two feet, made birdie.

6th Hole (Eagle): No. 7, I had 184 in from the middle of the fairway, hit a cut 7-iron that went in. Those are nice. Destroyed the cup a little bit, so that’s the first time I’ve seen that on Tour or had to deal with that before. Ended up being a good thing, kind of slowed me down.

7th Hole (Birdie): Next hole was 215 yards, hit a 5-iron to 2 feet.

9th Hole (Birdie): My last hole, my last birdie of the day, I hit 3-wood off the tee, had 161, 155 front, hit a 9-iron front edge 20 feet away right in the middle. Really cool feeling to stand on 8 tee and told myself if I hit two fairways, I’m going to shoot 59. Those are both birdie holes and felt like I could get it done the way I was playing, so to stand up there and do that the last two holes. Missed a short one on 8 from about four feet, could have been each more special, but happy with the way every ting turned out. Pretty cool deal to make a putt on the last hole to do it.

PGW Staff

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