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The Tour Report

July 26 2013

2:40 PM

Knox fires 59 on Tour

Russell Knox has posted the fifth 59 in the history of the Tour. Knox shot the score Friday at Hillcrest Country Club in the second round of the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft. Knox is at 14-under 128 (69-59) after two rounds. He made a 7-foot par putt on his final hole to break 60.

Knox, 28, made birdie on his first hole Friday, Hillcrest’s 10th, then made four consecutive pars. He went birdie-eagle-birdie on Nos. 15-17 before making par on the par-4 18th to make the turn in 5-under 30. He parred the first hole before making eagle at No. 2 and made five consecutive birdies on Nos. 3-7. He made par on the final two holes to shoot 7-under 29 on his second nine and post 12-under 59.

Knox played an 11-hole stretch on Nos. 15-7 in 11 under par. He had two eagles, two pars and seven birdies during that stretch. Both his eagles came on par-5s. Knox could have posted the first 58 in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event with a birdie on either of the final two holes.

Knox, an Inverness, Scotland, native who played golf at Jacksonville (Fla.) University, is No. 71 ($50,536) on the Tour money list in eight starts.  He’s split time between the PGA and tours this season after playing the PGA TOUR in 2012. Knox’s 59 comes just two weeks after Will Wilcox shot 59 in the final round of the Tour’s Utah Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission.

Here is the list of the five 59s in Tour history:

Player Year
Score (event)
Russell Knox
12-under 59 (Albertsons Boise Open)
Will Wilcox
12-under 59 (Utah Championship)
Jason Gore
12-under 59 (Cox Classic)
Doug Dunakey
11-under 59 (Miami Valley Open)
Notah Begay III
13-under 59 (Dominion Open)

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