Cameron Young shot a 59, his lowest score on the PGA Tour in 4 years

CROMWELL, Conn. — Cameron Young made a par putt from within 10 feet on Saturday at the 11-under-59 Travelers Championship, his first sub-60 round on the PGA Tour in nearly four years.

Young made two eagles on the par 4s, chipped in from 142 yards on the third hole and drove the 280-yard 15th hole to within 4 feet.

It was the 13th sub-60 round since Al Kiberger first shot the “magic number” in golf at the 1977 Memphis Classic. Scottie Scheffler is the latest at The Northern Trust at TPC Boston in 2020.

It did not hold Young’s distinction of owning the course record at TPC River Highlands. Jim Furyk shot a 58 at the Travelers Championship in 2016, the lowest round in PGA Tour history.

Young was able to lift, clean and place his golf ball in the short grass due to wet course conditions and the potential for heavy rain.

He could have gone further down. After his eagle on the 15th hole, Young hit his tee shot 7 feet on the par-3 16th and missed a short birdie putt. On the closing hole, needing a birdie to tie Furyk’s record, Young’s drive settled into the steep face of a fairway bunker and he couldn’t get it to the green.

He tied for the seventh round of 59 or under this year on world tours, including a 59 that tied Joaquin Niemann’s 59 at the LIV Golf League and Cristóbal del Soler’s 57 at the Korn Ferry Tour in Bogotá. , Colombia.

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