Today the fourth person to hit the historic 59 on a PGA tour event was The American shot an impressive 12-under round in the first heat of the John Deere Classic.
When asked why there hasn’t been more of golf’s version of the ‘perfect game’ Goydos said “I think there’s a little bit of a psychological barrier, Golf is hard for everybody. To me, it came upon me quick. I don’t have any idea”
Goydos, who had missed the cut in the previous two events, impressed by birdied every hole on the back nine apart from a tricky 15th where he needed a long putt to save par.
“Last week I missed the cut, but I did some good things. I thought my game was getting better. I just needed to have some good things happen more than anything.”
Sitting in the limelight of Goydos’s record score is Steve Stricker who also shot an incredible round of 60 to land one stroke off the pace heading into the second day. This combination made for the lowest two rounds in a single round at a PGA Tour event.
Stricker hadn’t even left the clubhouse when he saw Goydos low round of 59 on the scoreboard, that kind of pressure heading into the first round would usually be enough to put anyone off.
“You’re 12 back before you even step on the first tee. That’s tough to swallow,” Stricker said. “That’s why you’ve got to get into a little different thought process and get in your own little world and chip away.”
Four players find themselves five strokes off the lead at seven-under which includes a group of three Australians Aaron Baddeley, James Nitties and Matthew Jones.