dangolka (CBS) — PGA rookie Scottie Scheffler had an honest first spherical on Thursday, ending at 1-under. He was just a bit bit higher 4 his second spherical at The Northern Belief.
Scheffler birded eight of his first 11 holes en path to setting a brand new course report with a 12-under 59 on Friday.
Scheffler set the mark regardless of no eagles on any of the course’s three par 5’s. He carded 12 birdies with no bogeys, whereas taking pars on six holes.
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The earlier course report was 61, shot by Vijay Singh in 2006 and Mike Weir in 2008.
Scheffler birdied 14, 15 and 16 earlier than lacking a birdie putt from inside of seven toes on the 17th. On the 541-yard par 5 18th,
Scheffler, 24, grew to become the second-youngest PGA participant to card a 59. It was simply the 12th sub-60 spherical in PGA historical past.
Spectacular spherical from the rookie.
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The 12-under day moved Scheffler right into a tie for first place on the time that his spherical completed.
This occasion marks the primary FedEx Cup Playoff event for Scheffler, and it comes simply weeks after he completed tied for fourth on the PGA Championship.
Given the distinctive circumstances of the occasion — with no followers in attendance as a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions — and an early tee time with Tony Finau and Kevin Streelman, Scheffler did most of his work on Friday with out anyone seeing it.
“To be utterly trustworthy there was no one on the market watching our group till 17, some cameras confirmed up,” Scheffler stated. “There was not an excessive amount of considering occurring. All people’s simply in their very own little world making an attempt to do what they’re doing.”
Scheffler admitted that coming into the spherical, he figured it could take a number of days to get wherever shut the highest of the leaderboard, however his spherical went an entire lot higher than he or anyone else may have anticipated.
“Getting off to a great, fast begin was positively key,” he stated. “And I simply saved that momentum going all day.”