Endicott, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Kevin Sutherland made history after firing the first-ever 59 on the Champions Tour.
The 50-year-old Sutherland had a chance for a 58 but he bogeyed the final hole in the second round of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open at the par-72 En-Joie Golf Cup.
Sutherland had an insane stretch of seven birdies and an eagle in the first eight holes before matching par on the ninth. He then made birdies at 10 and 11 to reach 11-under after 11 holes.
On the back nine, Sutherland parred the 12th, before rolling in birdies at the 15th, 16th, and 17th. He went to the final hole at 14-under par, but missed the six-foot par for a 58.
No player has ever shot below 59 at a PGA Tour sanctioned event. Six players have shot 59 on tour, most recently Jim Furyk at last year’s BMW Championship.