When it comes to coronavirus pandemic social distancing, it appears a couple players on mini-tours have it figured out.
Just five days after Jared du Toit fired a 59 at the Outlaw Tour’s Western Skies Classic at Western Skies Golf Club in Gilbert, Arizona, another mini-tour player has joined the party (but kept his social distance – 6 feet, people).
🚨🚨ANOTHER 59🚨🚨— Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1) March 24, 2020
Minor League Golf Tour Legend Sunny Kim was 9 back to start today. All he did was shoot 59, including a eagle on 440 yd par 4 16th and eagle on the par 5 last. If it holds up it will be his SIXTY-SEVENTH (67!!) Minor League win. pic.twitter.com/I2wD0TEx7J
Sunny Kim, a former Korn Ferry Tour member, fired a first-round 71 and found himself nine (!) back on Day 2 at The Fox Club in Palm City, Florida. But five birdies on the front nine got him moving up the leaderboard quickly, and the birdie train didn't stop at the turn. Instead, the momentum carried on, as Kim added three more on Nos. 10, 12 and 13.
But the closing holes were especially good to Kim, who carded an eagle at the par-4 16th, and again at the par-5 closing hole for a bogey-free, 12-under 59, good enough to erase his nine-shot deficit and take home the title, his 67th Minor League Golf win.
Chase Koepka was also in the field, finishing T-10 after rounds of 69-71.