Scottie Scheffler posts a historic 59 at Northern Trust
Add another 59 to the PGA Tour record books. Scottie Scheffler logged the iconic number at TPC Boston on Friday in the second round of the (...)
Add another 59 to the PGA Tour record books. Scottie Scheffler logged the iconic number at TPC Boston on Friday in the second round of the Northern Trust.
Scheffler’s round of 12-under 59 came after an opening 1-under 70. He rocketed more than 70 spots up the leaderboard, into the solo lead at 13 under.
He is the second youngest to break 60. Scheffler is 24 years and 2 months old. Justin Thomas was 23 years, 8 months and 14 days old when he shot a 59 at the 2017 Sony Open.
The former Texas player’s first birdie came at the par-5 second hole. He added birdies at Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 to turn in 30, then kept it going on the back with birdies at Nos. 10, 11, 14, 15 and 16. For the final birdie on No. 18, he faced just more than 4 feet. He drained it make history.
“It was fun to watch Scottie and how well he did, but man, on top of that you feel like about a 9 handicap watching somebody shoot a 59 but I’m happy for him,” said Kevin Streelman, who played alongside Scheffler.
Golfers who have broken 60 in the history of pro golf
Streelman said he spent the day not bringing up the score. The men already had plans for dinner on Friday night, and now there’s something to celebrate — with Streelman likely buying.
“I’m going to probably get stuck with it, being the old guy,” he joked. “No, it would be an honor to pay for that meal.”
Scheffler’s is the 12th sub-60 score in PGA Tour history. Kevin Chappell was the last player to accomplish the feat at The Greenbrier in 2019.