Bogey on 18 spoils Sutherland's historic round

Bogey on 18 spoils Sutherland's historic round
August 16, 2014, 1:30 pm
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Kevin Sutherland finished with 10 of 14 fairways hit, and 15 of 18 greens in regulation. (AP)

The 59 club just gained a new member.

Kevin Sutherland fired golf’s magic number in the second round of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, becoming the first player to shoot a 59 on the Champions Tour.

Sutherland played his first eight holes in 9 under, highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole. He was 11 under after 11 holes, and after birdies on Nos. 15, 16 and 17 reached the rarified air of 14 under with one hole to go on the par-72 track.

He had an opportunity to shoot the first 58 in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, but after driving into the right trees he missed an 8-foot putt for par on No. 18, closing with his only bogey of the day.