What an insane week of golf. On Thursday, Paul Goydos of all people caught lightning in a bottle to shoot golf’s magic number: 59. But Goydos only led the John Deere Classic by one stroke, after Steve Stricker shot a 60, the fifth lowest round in PGA Tour history.
On Saturday, Stricker validated his first-round 60 with a 62, and through three rounds, he had birdied half the holes he played. Over at the Scottish Open, Edoardo Molinari shot a 63 to leapfrog his brother Francesco and take the lead in the British Open tuneup.
While Stricker and Molinari came back to earth on Sunday, protecting their leads but not breaking 70, Peter Tomasulo stole the Nationwide’s Wayne Gretzky Classic, shooting a 10-under 61 to rally from eight down and win.
Even at the Women’s U.S. Open, where the winner was projected to possibly shoot double-digits over par, Paula Creamer posted a final-round 69 to reach 3-under for the championship.
Something tells me the golf gods aren’t happy, as shown by the 50 mph winds at St. Andrews on Sunday.
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