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January 30 2013

8:19 PM

Van Pelt fires 59 in pro-am

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. --  Bo Van Pelt shot a course-record 59 in Wednesday's pro-am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Van Pelt, who had 10 birdies and one eagle in his round, played his last seven holes in 7 under. He hit the pin on the 17th hole, a 332-yard par 4, and nearly made an ace.

Since the score was shot during the pro-am and not in competition, though, it will not go down in the PGA TOUR record books. There have been five 59s in TOUR history, most recently in 2010 when Stuart Appleby fired one in the final round to win the Greenbrier Classic.

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