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Hello, is that the 59 Club? Brandt Snedeker has just become eligible to join your illustrious little group.

The American became just the tenth player to break 60 on the PGA Tour courtesy of a 59 in the opening round of the Wyndham Championship.

The 37-year-old, eight times a winner on the tour, could even afford a bogey at Sedgefield Country Club as he etched his own name into the golf history books. Had it not been for that dropped shot and a missed six-foot birdie putt on the eighth (his 17th), his remarkable round could have been even better.

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“To know what you’re trying to do and step up and have a 20-footer [on the final hole] and know what it means, I was very aware of what was going on, and to knock that putt in was really special,” Snedeker said afterwards. 

“To know I’m a part of a small club on tour and not very many people have done this, really cool feeling right now.”

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Snedeker ensured that this is the third consecutive season in which a player has broken 60 on the PGA Tour. The most recent player to do so prior to the Nashville Native was Adam Hadwin at the Career Builder Challenge in January 2017.

Incredible as it was, however, Snedeker’s round was not the lowest ever recorded on the PGA Tour. That honour belongs to the 2018 US Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk, who carded a 58 at the Travelers Championship in 2016.


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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