Congratulations to Brandt Snedeker for shooting a 59 yesterday at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, NC. He is the ninth player in history to shoot a sub-sixty round and frankly I am surprised. I have always thought Brandt had a solid game and he is definitely a streaky player, however I did not think he had a 59 in his game. I guess, I was proven wrong again.
It is hard to believe, but Snedeker started his round with a bogey. In the next 17 holes, he shot a smooth 12 under par. Shoot a 27 (8 under par) on his back nine (front nine for the course) demonstrated that any player at anytime can shoot a low golf score on the PGA Tour.
Snedeker is having a mediocre year. With only 3 top 10s, missing the cut 35% of the time, and sitting 80 place in the FEDEX standings, Snedeker would not be the odds on favorite to shot a sub 60 round. I guess basing a choice just on stats is not as effective as on might think. There is that unknown; the lucky guess; the special something; gut feel, more important when picking a winner or someone to shoot 59.
I know some golf purists will suggest that his was not a real 59 because the par for the course was only 70. I think that that assessment is harsh and a 59 is a true 59 regardless of the par of the course. Anyone who can shoot a minus 8 in one dine deserves all the accolades we can muster. Congratulations Brandt Snedeker on an awesome score and making history! I bet you are a grateful golfer today!
What are your thoughts on Brandt’s historic score?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!