The PGA Tour veteran shot 11-under 59 Thursday in Round 1 of the Wyndham Championship thanks to a 20-foot birdie putt on No. 9, his final hole of the day at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
Needing an eagle on the par-five final hole to break 60, Duval followed a ideal drive with a stunning second to six feet and he calmly rolled in the putt to snatch a one-shot win over Steve Pate - the first of four victories for Duval in the year. That was the only blemish on his scorecard at Sedgefield Country Club as he added 10 birdies and an eagle the rest of the way. He actually bogeyed his first hole of the day, the par-4 tenth.
"My results, I think, have been a combination of what Brad has laid out for me as well as the hard work I've been putting in", Baddeley says of Malone, who he has worked with for nearly two years.More news: Foles: No beef with Brady over Super Bowl handshake snub
"To step up there and have a 20-footer and know what it means; I'm very aware of what was going on", Snedeker said.
"I knew one good week could lock up my card and I haven't been able to do that".
Just a week after Thomas became the youngest player to break 60, Adam Hadwin carded a sensational 59 in the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge in California, making him the fourth player to achieve the feat on a par-72 course.More news: CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In Over 20 States, Including New Jersey, Pennsylvania
"I had two great birdie opportunities, two short par-fours with wedges in your hand, so I told myself 'I'm going to do it".
They join 2017 Masters champion and 2012 Wyndham winner Sergio Garcia, defending champion and 2013 FedExCup champion Henrik Stenson, 2018 Players and 2011 Wyndham winner Webb Simpson, 2007 Wyndham winner and 2012 FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, and current U.S. Ryder Cup Team Captain Jim Furyk in the field.
"If you play well", Peter Uihlein said, "you jump up quite a bit". That was the second 59 in January 2017 as Justin Thomas did it at the Sony Open that year, too.More news: Whalen to retire from WNBA at season's end; ready to coach Gophers
Shane tees off for his first round at the Wyndham Championship at 12.30pm on Thursday afternoon alongside Satoshi Kodaira and Aaron Baddeley. Dating back to 1995, Mastercard has partnered with the TOUR in order to provide unique golf experiences for cardholders, privileged access to select tournaments and properties, golf-related savings and offers, as well as an enhanced payment experience at TOUR events.