Oct
15
2010
What’s the Greatest Round Ever Played? (in Honor of Brittany Lincicome’s Awesome 61)
By Conor Nagle under LPGA

Brittany Lincicome: blazed her way to a 61 on Thursday

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Brittany Lincicome is pretty, pretty, pretty good.

Though it was Katherine Hull who left last week’s Navistar Classic with a winner’s cheque and trophy, it was Lincicome who finished the tournament in the most style, her final-round 65 leaving her one shot shy of a play-off with the Australian. Emboldened by that near miss, she’s burst out of the blocks at the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge, shooting a spectacular opening 61 and leaping to a commanding four-shot lead in the process.

Overpowering Blackhawk Country Club with a potent blend of power hitting and a confident short-game, Lincicome racked up eleven birdies on a card that, a par 5 excepting, was without a single blemish (can a par even be a blemish?). Not only is it the lowest round to be shot on the LPGA this season, it’s the second-lowest round in LPGA history!

So, in honour of Brittany winning a place in the history books, I turn things over to you guys with this question: What’s the greatest round of golf ever played?

Ben Hogan: a contender?

Does lowest mean best? Is it more impressive to have holed more long putts than short ones on the way to the low (or not so low) number? Does it have to be a winning final round to be a contender?

–Conor