Adam Hadwin tips cap to Brandt Snedeker after firing latest 59 on tour

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Brandt Snedeker went low Thursday morning. (Getty)
Brandt Snedeker went low Thursday morning. (Getty)

The Wyndham Championship remains quite a special event for Brandt Snedeker.

The tournament was the location of his first PGA Tour win back in 2007 when he posted a final round 63 to best Billy Mayfair, Jeff Overton and Tim Petrovic by two strokes. And though the competition has since moved from Forest Oaks Country Club to Sedgefield Country Club, it hasn’t impacted the American’s ability to deliver magical performances.

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The 37-year-old made history Thursday morning by becoming the ninth individual to break 60 on the PGA Tour when he posted a jaw-dropping opening-round 59.

It’s the tenth time that a sub-60 score has been posted (Jim Furyk has done it twice) and the first since Canada’s Adam Hadwin manufactured a 59 in the third round of the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge.

The impressive thing about Snedeker’s round is that he began with a bogey, and he was +1 through three holes. From there, Snedeker posted ten birdies and an eagle to finish 11-under.

Hadwin was clearly keeping an eye on Snedeker’s performance.

The highlight of the round had to be the ridiculous eagle that he holed from 176 yards out on the par-4 No. 6.

The shot was amazing, but his reaction once he realizes it went in is even better.

Unsurprisingly, he currently sits atop the leaderboard and has a five-stroke lead on the rest of the field. 

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