Ho Hum, Another Professional Golfer Just Shot a 59
There are magic numbers or thresholds to be found in every sport.
For professional golf, posting a number under 60 is quite a thing.
Recently though, with improved conditioning and cyborgs being allowed to play, scores seem to be dropping precipitously.
Now, we really shouldn't be scoffing at such things, because 59 is a ridiculous achievement under any circumstances.
In fact, let's have a look at Chappell's fine round of golf:
Yeah, that's pretty solid.
Oh, and dude gets bonus points for posting the score in his first action in almost a year, having just recovered from a back injury.
Nicely done, sir.
Here's the thing, though.
While only the 11th sub-60 score in PGA Tour history, it's the 4th one since 2017.
The delightfully named Brandt Snedeker dropped one at the 2018 Wyndham Championship.
Again, though, still super cool.
A rollercoaster week for Kevin Chappell.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 16, 2019
Round 1: 71
Round 2: 59
Round 3: 73
Round 4: 72
Golf is a funny game. pic.twitter.com/kYrOoFnLnU
Of course, everyone is still chasing the immortal Jim Furyk.
58 is just plain silly.