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Kevin Sutherland becomes the first Champions Tour player to ever shoot 59

Shane Bacon
Devil Ball Golf

The Champions Tour is named "champions" for a reason. So many legends turn 50 and take their talents to a completely different tour, going up against huge names in golf that can still really, really golf their ball.

But unlike the PGA Tour, nobody had ever broke 60 until Saturday on the Champions Tour. While we've seen six 59s on the PGA Tour, never has someone done that on the Champions Tour until Kevin Sutherland got going in the second round of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.

Sutherland, who turned 50 on July 4, had one of the hottest starts ever to a round, playing his first eight holes in 9-under, and after a par on the ninth, added two more birdies to get to 11-under after just 11 holes.

After three straight pars, Sutherland needed some magic and got it, adding three straight birdies to get to 14-under par (!), finishing with a bogey on the last and still shooting 13-under for the day.

It was an amazing round of golf, and one that will live on in the history of the Champions Tour as the lowest ever, and one of the craziest starts you will ever see from any golfer, 50 or otherwise.

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