Snedeker's round of 59 is Ryder Cup pointer

Brandt Snedeker shoots a 59 in the opening round of the Wyndham Championship

Brandt Snedeker shoots a 59 in the opening round of the Wyndham Championship

After missing a short birdie at his penultimate hole, the par-four eighth, Snedeker rolled in a 20-foot birdie at the ninth at Sedgefield Country Club.

"To roll that putt in was such a cool feeling", said Snedeker, whose 10 birdies, six pars and one eagle virtually erased any memory of an opening bogey at the 10th hole.

"Every first year on a tour has been a learning experience for me and I feel like I've got a little better with each one", said Silverman.

Snedeker finished with a four-shot lead over Ryan Moore and John Oda at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. Hadwin was the only Canadian to play in the PGA Championship, but missed the cut at the final major of the year.

In addition to some of the biggest names in golf, the PGA Tour will have some furry guests this year at the Wyndham Championship. He then strung together two different birdie streaks, one of four in a row on the front nine and then three more in a row to start the back.

"It's probably why I love golf so much, you never know what you're going to get when you show up". T24 here a year ago and T10 in 2015.

"I've always enjoyed visiting and competing in Japan", he said.

Snedeker's approach from 176 yards flew straight into the cup with such force that it damaged the hole and forced tournament officials to cut a new hole a foot away, but it had no effect on the world number 88's concentration.

"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". "I knocked that putt in".

The 59 broke the course and tournament record of 60 set in 2016 by South Korea's Kim Si-woo.

A number of golfers with Midlands connections are in the field for the Wyndham Championship including Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey, Jonathan Byrd, Wesley Bryan and Stewart Jolly.

Fourteen years after Geiberger's groundbreaking 59, Beck recorded the second in the third round at the Sunrise Golf Club. It's why we play in practice and put all this time in to have days like this.

"Ended up being a good thing looking back", said the eight-times PGA Tour victor.

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