Brandt Snedeker shoots 59 at Wyndham Championship


Snedeker began the first round with a bogey 5 on the par-4 10th, his first hole of the round.

The putt sealed his 10th birdie of the day on a card also featuring one bogey and an eagle, secured when his 176-yard approach on the par-four sixth went in.

"I got so excited, goosebumps. jumping around like I won the golf tournament and it's Thursday morning", Snedeker said. "I knocked that putt in".

"I feel like I don't have any pressure on me right now", echoed Silverman.

Jim Furyk holds the record with a 58. Snedeker also is the fourth PGA Tour player to break 60 in the past three years; there were only four to do it in the previous 24 years. "Obviously I'd like to be in a slightly different position ideally, but still have a good chance", said Conners, who spent last week at home visiting friends and enjoying a rare week off. "I don't know how you wouldn't", Snedeker said of his mindset during the round. He remembered a non-tour event he played in China in which he was one putt from that score, but those thoughts "got in the way".

"Walking to the ninth tee I kept telling myself "I can not let this opportunity get out of my hands", he said, and he didn't".

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"I know that our management group has a few golfers that we represent and that's really the best part of my golf game is to watch those guys play golf, For me, it's really about just having a good time and being out on the golf course is never a bad day for me".

Moore, who won here in 2009, made a move up the leaderboard in the afternoon with five birdies in a six-hole span on the front nine.

But at the par-4 eighth, Snedeker missed a six-foot birdie putt and tapped in for par.

"Could have been even more special", he said, "but happy with the way everything turned out".

It's the 10th sub-60 round in Tour history and first since Adam Hadwin shot 59 at last year's CareerBuilder Challenge in January.

"I was pretty upset [after the eighth] because I knew you're not going to have many good looks to shoot 59", Snedeker told PGA Tour Live.