Snedeker shoots first-round 59 at Wyndham
Brandt Snedeker predicted low scores at the Wyndham Championship — but not this low.
Snedeker shot an 11-under 59 on Thursday, falling one shot shy of matching the PGA Tour record.
He made a 20-foot putt on his final hole to become the 10th player in tour history to break 60. Jim Furyk set the record with a 58 in the final round of the Travelers Championship in 2016.
“I better be smiling,” Snedeker said. “I don’t do this every day.”
This is the third consecutive year the PGA Tour has had a sub-60 round. Snedeker is the first to shoot 59 since Adam Hadwin in the third round of the 2017 Careerbuilder Challenge.
Snedeker — who said a day earlier the tournament would turn into a “birdie-fest” — began his round at Sedgefield Country Club with a bogey at No. 10, and took off from there. He played the front in 27, including an eagle 2 on the par-4 sixth when he holed out from 176 yards.
Salas shoots 62 to tie course record
Lizette Salas matched the Brickyard Crossing record with a 10-under 62 on Thursday in the Indy Women in Tech Championship, birdieing the final three holes for a two-stroke lead over fast-starting Angel Yin and Japan’s Nasa Hataoka.
Yin birdied eight of the first nine holes in her morning round for a front-nine 8-under 28 — one short of the LPGA Tour’s nine-hole record. It matched the third-lowest nine-hole score in relation to par in tour history.
Salas matched the course record set by Mike McCullough in the PGA Tour Champions’ 1999 Comfort Classic.
Sardet grabs first-round lead in Sweden
Clement Sordet opened with four straight birdies to shoot 8-under 62 and take the first-round lead of the Nordea Masters on Thursday. The Frenchman, who shot his lowest European Tour round, has a two-stroke lead over Scott Jamieson of Scotland and Lee Slattery of England.