Brandt Snedeker shoots 59 at Wyndham Championship

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It's also the first ever at the Wyndham Championship.

Henrik Stenson returns to Sedgefield Country Club after setting the tournament record of 258 previous year to edge out Ollie Schniederjans on an exciting final day in North Carolina. His lack of distance is less of a factor at Sedgefield, and he's solid once he gets it close (10th in SG: Around-the-Green).

BELIEVE it or believe it not, but the Wyndham Championship is the final event of the regular PGA Tour season.

Golf's PGA Tour Champions has announced it will return to Japan next year, with payment services company Mastercard title sponsoring a tournament in Tokyo.

Having flirted with the lead and contended during the past two months at the US Open, Canadian Open and Barracuda Championship, the Victorian feels he can win the Wyndham Championship.

"I've always enjoyed visiting and competing in Japan", he said.

The American, 37, converted a 20ft birdie putt on the final hole for the PGA Tour's first 59 in 2018.

"I better be smiling", Snedeker said. "I don't do this every day".


Snedeker has had a down year by his standards and entered the week 80th in the FedEx Cup standings.

Speaking to Newstalk's Off The Ball programme this week, Lowry said he needs a Top 5 finish to ensure he makes that leap, although a Top 10 finish may be good enough, depending on the results of others. He gained over six strokes on the field on approach shots on the day.

Like Geiberger, Beck also started his round at the 10th and carded 13 birdies overall, including each of the last three holes after he confidently rattled in a three-foot putt on the ninth. Simpson was third a year ago, T6 in 2015, T5 in 2014, T11 in 2013, T8in 2010 and was the 2011 Champion - talk about horses for courses.

Snedeker, who began his round on the back nine, reeled off four consecutive birdies on Nos.

Moore, who won here in 2009, made a move up the leaderboard in the afternoon with five birdies in a six-hole span on the front nine.

"You see a round like (Snedeker's) and maybe kind of encourage you there's birdies out there, that the course is playing scorable and there's rounds to be had", Moore said.

"It'll be a special end to the year and I'll have some fresh mojo for the beginning of the next wraparound season", Conners said. "If you don't get excited for that, then you need to find another job".

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