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Scottie Scheffler stuns Boston with the American rush for 12 birdies and an incredible round of 59

Scottie Scheffler stuns Boston with US rush for 12 birdies and an incredible round of 59 in FedEx Cup playoffs

  • Scottie Scheffler produced a remarkable round in the FedEx Cup playoffs
  • The American only scored the 12th sub-60 score in the entire history of the PGA Tour
  • Scheffler became only the second youngest to do so, with 12 birdies on the way

American Scottie Scheffler followed up his fourth place in the USPGA Championship with a stunning round of 59 in the FedEx Cup playoffs in Boston.

It was only the 12th score under 60 of the hundreds of thousands of rounds played in PGA Tour history and only Justin Thomas has achieved one at a younger age than the 24-year-old Texan.

Scheffler, who only turned pro in 2018 after a glittering amateur career, hit the mark with a dozen birdies on the par-71 layout to take the lead at 13 under the early halfway point.

American Scottie Scheffler stormed to an incredible 59 at the FedEx Cup in Boston

American Scottie Scheffler stormed to an incredible 59 at the FedEx Cup in Boston

Scheffler only turned pro in 2018 but managed to score 12 birdies and a brilliant lap

Scheffler only turned pro in 2018 but managed to score 12 birdies and a brilliant lap

Scheffler only turned pro in 2018 but managed to score 12 birdies and a brilliant lap

Tommy Fleetwood is six shots back after rounds of 66 and 69 while Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were among the later starters.

A week after nearly earning his first tour title at Celtic Manor, Scot Connor Syme has a unique second chance to break the bond at the same venue at the Wales Open.

Due to the restrictions of Covid-19, back-to-back events are held at the Ryder Cup venue and one man enjoying the encore is Syme, who lost to Sam Horsfield for the Celtic Classic.

The young American player took the 12th sub-60 score in the entire history of the PGA Tour

The young American player took the 12th sub-60 score in the entire history of the PGA Tour

The young American player took the 12th sub-60 score in the entire history of the PGA Tour

The 25-year-old from St Andrews cut a 70 for a two-stroke lead. “They were some of the toughest conditions I’ve ever played in, so I’m really happy with my score,” said Syme.

Horsfield, bidding for a third win in four weeks, recovered from his first round 73 with a 71 and starts the weekend eight shots back.

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