For the second time in as many days, the golf world witnessed a professional sub-60.
Drew Nesbitt fired a 12-under 59 on Saturday in the second round of PGA Tour Latinoamerica’s Brazil Open.
Nesbitt’s round included a bogey, eight pars, five birdies, and four eagles – three of which came on one nine and one of which was an ace at the par-3 second, his 11th hole of the day.
The Canadian closed with three straight birdies, including this one at the ninth, to record the first 59 in the tour’s history.
[email protected] finished his second round in style, pouring in an 8-foot birdie putt—his third in a row—to shoot the first 59 in #pgatourla history. “To birdie the last three to get to 12-under was just icing on the cake,” he said.#AbertodoBrasil #BupaChallenge #TOURyectory pic.twitter.com/Zk8rysB53F
— PGATOURLA (@PGATOURLA) September 22, 2018
Perhaps more impressive than breaking 60 was that Nesbitt found a way overnight to shave 20 strokes off his first-round 79.
“I knew I had to shoot a low round if I was going to make the cut,” he said. “The first hole of the day, I happened to knock it in from 100 yards and get my day started pretty quickly. …
“My goal, obviously, was just to make the cut. To do it shooting 59 was absolutely incredible. You can’t really ask for anything more than that.”
With rounds of 79-59 for a 4-under-138 total, Nesbitt sits in a tie for 32nd through two rounds, 10 off the lead held by 2015 champ Alexandre Rocha.
“This is a golfer’s dream, to shoot a sub-60 round and to do it in a tourmament and to do on this tour especially makes it that much more special,” he said.
On Friday, Oliver Fisher became the first player in history to break 60 on the European Tour with a 12-under 59 at the Portugal Masters.