Sigg cards second 59 in Mackenzie Tour history
University of Georgia product records record day at GolfBC Championship
June 16, 2019
By Chris Cox, PGATOUR.COM
- June 16, 2019
- Greyson Sigg closed with three-straight birdies to card the first sub-60 round on the Mackenzie Tour in five years. (Chuck Russell/PGA TOUR)
KELOWNA, British Columbia — Happy Father’s Day, David Sigg. You are no doubt one proud papa today.
Greyson Sigg posted the second 59 in Mackenzie Tour — PGA TOUR Canada history Sunday at the GolfBC Championship, and the first thing he did afterward was deliver the news to his father.
“This will give him a good Father’s Day present,” Sigg said.
The 24-year-old from Augusta, Ga., closed with birdies on each of his last three holes to card the first sub-60 round on Tour in five years. The last to do it was Brady Schnell at the 2014 ATB Financial Classic. Jason Bohn shot a 58 in 2001 when it was the Canadian Tour.
Jason Bohn shoots a 58 at the 2001 Bayer Championship
“I shot 61 a couple times back home with some buddies, but definitely nowhere close to this in a tournament round,” he said afterward. “I came from behind with nothing to lose and got it going. I kept it going, knew I had a chance. I saw the leaderboard on 17 and knew I’d try to birdie 18. Ended up doing it.”
Sigg began his round nine shots off the lead and ended it with the name atop the leaderboard. He started the day with a front-nine 31 but began to realize something incredible was brewing shortly thereafter. He rolled in a 25-foot birdie putt at the par-3 13th, then followed it up with a 30-foot birdie on the par-4 14th.
“I made two really good putts,” he said. “That’s when I knew this could be something pretty special. I’m kind of speechless, to be honest.”
After a par on No. 15, the University of Georgia product stuck his tee shot on the par-3 16th to within a foot. At No. 17, his approach settled 3 feet from the hole. He connected on both to put himself in position at the last.
“I got a pretty good bounce there (on 16), for sure,” he said. “When you’ve got it going, you’ve got it going. Finally today I got some good bounces out here.”
History was made from there, as he capped the unforgettable round with a 7-foot putt at the last when he got up-and-down from over a ridge.
“I told myself just to give myself a pretty good look and I did,” he said. “Hit a pretty good putt and hit it dead center.”
The closing stretch temporarily gave Sigg the lead at 17-under 267.
“It was pretty nerve-wracking,” he said, “but with me being close to the lead and knowing that I was right there, I knew I needed to keep the pedal down and keep going and try to make as many birdies coming in as I could. Luckily I did.”
Prior to Sunday, Sigg’s average score was 70 in nine career rounds at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club. He finished T35 here in 2018 and missed the cut the year prior.
“I love it here, it’s pretty challenging off the tee but can really get it going,” he said. “I’ve struggled the last couple years here.”
“I was always wondering how guys go so low here. I was finally able to figure it out.”Greyson Sigg has finished in the top 25 in both of his starts this season. (Chuck Russell/PGA TOUR)