Former PGA Tour Player Reacts To His Course Record Being Broken

After Tom Hoge carded a final round 62, former course record holder, Colt Knost, reacted amusingly to the feat

Knost holds his driver with one hand after a poor tee shot
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Prior to the 11th March 2023, nobody had bettered a round of 63 around TPC Sawgrass, with nine players holding the course record at the iconic venue, the most recent being Dustin Johnson in 2022.

Now though, on a perfect day in Florida, Tom Hoge has become the new benchmark, with the 33-year-old American firing 10 birdies and eight pars in a demolition job of TPC Sawgrass. As one of those golfers who previously held the record, Colt Knost seemed to be happy for Hoge... sort of!

Knost, who was playing a round with his friend, Scott Harrington, positioned his phone on the seat of the golf cart and watched with interest as Hoge faced a putt of 10-feet on the par 5 ninth (his final hole of the day.)

In the video, which was posted to Harrington's Twitter and Instagram, Knost screams "NO!" as the putt drops into the hole for birdie, with the former US Amateur champion responding: "No, he made it. Golf history. It's over, guys," along with a few choice words which we won't repeat!

It didn't help that Harrington, who filmed the whole thing, let out the most sarcastic sympathetic comment of "oooh Colt!" before humorously laughing at his buddy with the words: "Shed a tear for Colt!"

Knost fist pumps his caddie during The Players Championship

Knost during the 2016 Players Championship, the event where he shot his 63

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Knost, who now works on the CBS Golf team, is good friends with a lot of the current crop of PGA Tour talent and, when he shot his course record at The Players Championship in 2016, he could have shot 62 if he hadn't bogeyed his final hole.

Former players who have also shot 63 include Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Roberto Castro, Jason Day, Martin Kaymer, Knost, Webb Simpson, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

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