Hayden Springer shoots 59 in 19th start

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July 5, 2024
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PGA Tour rookie Hayden Springer carded a flawless 12-under 59 featuring eight birdies and two eagles at the par-5s 2nd and 17th hole to take a two-shot lead at the John Deere Classic.

"I don't even really have words. Like I'm still shaking a little bit.

"It's like something you dream of, right? We all want to go out and shoot 59. You don't ever really -- I don't know how many chances I'll ever get at doing that again. To pull it off and hole that shot on 17 and give myself a putt at it and make the putt on 18 was pretty special.

"I putted well all day. I liked pretty much every putt I hit and a lot of them went in. Was able to save a few, too. "

The American is the thirteenth player to shoot a sub-60 round on the Tour and the second within two weeks following Cameron Young at the Travelers Championship, the second-shortest time span between sub-60 rounds on Tour (2017/Justin Thomas and Adam Hadwin/9 days).

His career-best nine-hole score of 8-under 27 in his 19th start, also set a new John Deere Classic record (previous 28: Zach Johnson/2006/R1, Kent Jones/2006/R2, Sepp Straka/2023/R4).

"[The 59] was in my mind making the turn for sure. It's almost like you feel like you have to at that point because you're starting ahead making the turn to be able to do that.

"So I was definitely thinking about it, and then made some pars and kind of pulled it off at the end."

He becomes the first player in Tour history to play his final two holes in 3-under par en route to a sub-60.

Finland’s Sami Välimäki carded a 10-under 61 to take second place after earning exempt status to the PGA Tour by way of the top-10 in the 2023 DP World Tour Eligibility Ranking category. He seeks a second top-10 of the season (2nd/Mexico Open at Vidanta).

"I played really awesome," said the Finn. "From tee to green whole day was really good. Of course putter needs to be good if you want to shoot low. From tee-to-green that was the key.

"Not many missed shots, and if I miss it it was always in kind of right spot."

American Eric Cole signed for a bogey-free 62 to take third place at 9-under followed in fourth at 8-under by compatriots Davis Thompson, Chan Kim, Luke Clanton and England's Harry Hall with all but Clanton staying bogey-free.

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Sub-60 Rounds

Player Date Age
Rd Since Last
Event Course
Hayden Springer 7/4/24 27-5-25 1 0-0-12 John Deere Classic
TPC Deere Run
Cameron Young 6/22/24 27-1-15 3 3-10-2001 Travelers Championship
TPC River Highlands
Scottie Scheffler 8/21/20 24-2-0 2 2000-11-8 FedEx St. Jude Championship
TPC Boston
Kevin Chappell 9/13/19 33-2-5 2 1-0-28 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier
The Old White TPC
Brandt Snedeker 8/16/18 37-8-9 1 1-6-26 Wyndham Championship
Sedgefield CC
Adam Hadwin 1/21/17 29-2-20 3 0-0-9 The American Express
La Quinta CC
Justin Thomas 1/12/17 23-8-14 1 2000-5-5 Sony Open in Hawaii
Waialae CC
Jim Furyk 8/7/16 46-2-26 4 2-10-25 Travelers Championship
TPC River Highlands
Jim Furyk 9/13/13 43-4-1 2 3-1-12 BMW Championship
Conway Farms
Stuart Appleby 8/1/10 39-3-0 4 0-0-24 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier
The Old White Course
Paul Goydos 7/8/10 46-0-19 1 11-5-0166 John Deere Classic
TPC Deere Run
David Duval 1/24/99 27-2-15 5 7-3-0105 The American Express
PGA West – Palmer
Chip Beck 10/11/91 35-0-30 3 14-4-123 Shriners Children’s Open
Sunrise GC
Al Geiberger 6/10/77 39-9-9 2 N/A FedEx St. Jude Classic
Colonial CC – South
*All-time PGA TOUR Record for Most Birdies in a Round

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Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Hayden Springer-1259
2Sami Valimaki-1061
3Eric Cole-962
T4Davis Thompson-863
T4Harry Hall-863
T4Chan Kim-863
T4Luke Clanton(a)-863
T8Hayden Buckley-764
T8Kevin Chappell-764
T8Adam Svensson-764
T8Denny McCarthy-764
T8Seamus Power-764
T8Chandler Phillips-764
T8Lucas Glover-764
T15Beau Hossler-665
T15Bud Cauley-665
T15Robby Shelton-665
T15Zach Johnson-665
T15David Lipsky-665
T15Kyle Westmoreland-665
T15Parker Coody-665
T15J.J. Spaun-665
T15Aaron Rai-665
T15C.T. Pan-665
T15Patrick Fishburn-665
T15Kevin Dougherty-6+65
T27S.H. Kim-566
T27Nico Echavarria-566
T27Sungjae Im-566
T27J.T. Poston-566
T27Chesson Hadley-566
T27Doug Ghim-566
T27Adrien Dumont de Chassart-566
T27Patrick Rodgers-566
T27Jake Knapp-566
T27Max Greyserman-566
T27Andrew Putnam-566
T27Zac Blair-566
T27K.H. Lee-566
T27Chad Ramey-566
T27Ben Silverman-566
T27Austin Smotherman-566
T27Lee Hodges-566
T27Sepp Straka-566
T27Brendon Todd-566
T27Chris Gotterup-566
T47Brandt Snedeker-467
T47Roger Sloan-467
T47Justin Lower-467
T47Carson Young-467
T47Zecheng Dou-467
T47Anders Albertson-467
T47Ryo Hisatsune-467
T47Henrik Norlander-467
T47Andrew Novak-467
T47Martin Trainer-467
T47Maverick McNealy-467
T47Wilson Furr-467
T47Pierceson Coody-467
T47Jacob Bridgeman-467
T47Michael Thorbjornsen-467
T47Joshua Creel-467
T47Rico Hoey-467
T47Mac Meissner-467
T65Josh Teater-368
T65Jhonattan Vegas-368
T65Scott Gutschewski-368
T65Kevin Streelman-368
T65Mark Hubbard-368
T65Stewart Cink-368
T65Kevin Kisner-368
T65Garrick Higgo-368
T65Dylan Wu-368
T65Rafael Campos-368
T65Ben Griffin-368
T65Joel Dahmen-368
T65Brice Garnett-368
T65Chez Reavie-368
T65Daniel Berger-368
T65S.Y. Noh-368
T65Adam Long-368
T65Kevin Yu-368
T65Justin Suh-368
T65Harrison Endycott-368
T65Ryan McCormick-368
T65Raul Pereda-368
T65David Skinns-368
T65Nicholas Lindheim-368
T65James Hahn-368
T90Wesley Bryan-269
T90Sam Ryder-269
T90Keith Mitchell-269
T90Jordan Spieth-269
T90Matt Kuchar-269
T90Adam Schenk-269
T90Thorbjørn Olesen-269
T90Chase Johnson-269
T90Jason Day-269
T90Brandon Wu-269
T90Martin Laird-269
T90Tyson Alexander-269
T90Sean O'Hair-269
T90Ryan Palmer-269
T90Troy Merritt-269
T90Matt NeSmith-269
T90Carl Yuan-269
T90Joe Highsmith-269
T90Ben Taylor-269
T90Bill Haas-269
T90Nick Dunlap-269
T111Cameron Champ-170
T111Nick Hardy-170
T111Michael Kim-170
T111Nate Lashley-170
T111Will Gordon-170
T111Russell Knox-170
T111Dylan Frittelli-170
T111Greyson Sigg-170
T111Sam Stevens-170
T111Peter Malnati-170
T111Alex Smalley-170
T111Ryan Moore-170
T111Kelly Kraft-170
T111Trace Crowe-170
T111Neal Shipley-170
T111Jackson Buchanan(a)-170
T111Kevin Tway-170
T111Alejandro Tosti-170
T129Patton KizzirePar71
T129Nick WatneyPar71
T129Camilo VillegasPar71
T129Ryan BrehmPar71
T129Tyler DuncanPar71
T129Ben KohlesPar71
T129Callum TarrenPar71
T129Luke ListPar71
T129Austin CookPar71
T129Vince WhaleyPar71
T129Richy WerenskiPar71
T129Tom WhitneyPar71
T129Blaine Hale, Jr.Par71
T129Cole SherwoodPar71
T129Lanto GriffinPar71
T144Scott Piercy+172
T144Cody Gribble+172
T144Jorge Campillo+172
T144Harry Higgs+172
T144Paul Barjon+172
T149Davis Riley+273
T149Andrew Landry+273
T149Joseph Bramlett+273
152Blake Hathcoat+374
T153Jimmy Stanger+475
T153Erik Barnes+475
T153Tracy Vest+475
156Anders Larson(a)+980
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