‘One shot less than the dream 59… PGA Tour Noh Seung-yeol, AT&T Baran Nelson, 11-under-par 60 in the first round alone lead
One stroke short of the ‘dream 59’.
Noh Seung-yeol swung an 11 under par 60 on the first day of AT&T Byron Nelson (total prize money of 9.5 million dollars) on the PGA Tour.
In the first round of the tournament held at TPC스포츠토토 Craig Ranch (par 71) in McKinney, Texas on the 12th (Korean time), Noh Seung-yeol pulled out one eagle and nine birdies without a bogey.
He could have written down 59 strokes, which he called ‘the number of strokes of a dream’, if he had cut one more stroke.
There have been 32 strokes under 59 in major world tour events. 58 is 5 times.
only 12 players have ever shot 59 and won.
On this day, Noh Seung-yeol missed the green five times and fell into a bunker three times.
However, he was good at short game enough to not write a single bogey.
He averaged only 1.23 putts when he broke.
Noh Seung-yeol, who does not have many chances to play due to his low ranking in the PGA Tour, participated in 12 games this season, but has never placed in the top 10.
His best result was a tie for 15th at the RSM Classic last year. This year alone, the highest ranking is tied for 19th at the Zurich Classic, a team match in a two-person group.
Noh Seung-yeol was able to wash away his sluggishness with the propaganda that day, and since his first win in his life at the Zurich Classic in April 2014, he is now looking forward to his 2nd career victory in 9 years.
Kim Si-woo tied for 10th place with 6 under par.
Bae Sang-moon, Kang Seong-hoon, and Kim Seong-hyun also tied for 17th with a 5-under 66.
Bae Sang-moon was also far behind in the rankings, and was only able to participate in four PGA Tour events this season and was eliminated from the cut three times.
Kang Seong-hoon also played only 10 tournaments this season and only passed the cut 3 times.
Lee Kyung-hoon, who is aiming for a third consecutive victory in the tournament, was tied for 86th place with 1 under par, and was pushed to the bottom.