Scottie Scheffler Shoots 59 At The Northern Trust

The young American carded 12 birdies and six pars to shoot 59 at The Northern Trust

Scottie Scheffler Shoots 59 At The Northern Trust
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The young American carded 12 birdies and six pars to shoot 59 at The Northern Trust

Scottie Scheffler Shoots 59 At The Northern Trust

Scottie Scheffler has become the 11th man to break 60 on the PGA Tour.

The American carded a 12-under-par 59 at TPC Boston in the second round of The Northern Trust.

Scheffler made 12 birdies and six pars in his incredible round, taking him from one under to 13 under for the tournament after 36 holes.

He holed from just under 5ft on the par-5 18th hole for birdie to shoot the magic number.

Watch: Scheffler's 59th stroke of the day -

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It is the 12th sub-60 round on the PGA Tour, with Jim Furyk owning two of them, including a 58.

He becomes the second-youngest PGA Tour player to break 60 after Justin Thomas at the 2017 Sony Open.

This continues a fine run of form for the 24-year-old who was T4th at the recent PGA Championship in his second Major start as a professional.

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Having turned pro in 2018, he was the Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year in his debut season on that circuit where he won twice.

That earned him his 2020 PGA Tour card and he has had a very solid season highlighted by his PGA Championship result.

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He currently ranks 24th in the FedEx Cup so a good result this week at TPC Boston will secure his spot at the season-ending Tour Championship.

Scheffler currently ranks 45th in the world.

The last player to shoot 59 on the PGA Tour was Kevin Chappell at the 2019 Greenbrier.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV