August 17, 2014 in Sports

Kevin Sutherland shoots 1st 59 on Champions Tour

 
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Kevin Sutherland shot the first 59 in Champions Tour history Saturday at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, New York. The 50-year-old Sutherland had a chance to become the first player to card a 58 in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event with a par on No. 18, but made his only bogey of the day. His par putt from about 6 feet slid just past the hole. “Who would have thought you’d bogey the last hole and still feel great?” he said. Sutherland opened with seven birdies and an eagle on the first eight holes. He had 12 birdies overall, including three straight coming into No. 18 to set up the chance for a 58. He settled for a 13-under 59, after shooting 71 in Friday’s first round. Sutherland owns one career PGA Tour title, winning the 2002 Match Play Championship. Six players have shot a 59 on the PGA Tour. – AP


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