August 27 2011
Vijay Singh said it: “59s are out there. If you look at it, how easy it's playing.”
He went on to add that there is trouble out there too if players aren’t careful at Plainfield Country Club. But with some of the low numbers already popping up, someone might just shoot golf’s magic number.
Already Brandt Snedeker and Y.E. Yang are each 6 under through eight and seven holes -- Snedeker birdied his first five holes and added another on No. 7, while Yang birdied six straight starting on No. 2.
The record for most birdies in a row, in case you’re wondering, is nine by Mark Calcavecchia at the 2009 RBC Canadian Open. The lowest nine-hole score on a par-35 is 27. Six players have accomplished that feat -- including Snedeker in 2007 at Torrey Pines’ North Course. The low nine ever is 26 (on a par-34), which Corey Pavin did at Brown Deer Park in the 2006 U.S. Bank Championship at Milwaukee.