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Chappell also equalled Mark Calcavecchia’s record of nine consecutive birdies on the PGA Tour

Last Updated: 13/09/19 11:26pm

Kevin Chappell shot 59 at The Greenbrier on Friday

Kevin Chappell shot 59 at The Greenbrier on Friday

Kevin Chappell shot 59 at The Greenbrier on Friday

Kevin Chappell shot an 11-under 59 on Friday in the second round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, to record only the 11th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history.

In doing so, the American equalled his compatriot Mark Calcavecchia’s record of nine consecutive birdies in a round on the PGA Tour, set at the 2009 Canadian Open.

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Chappell – playing in his first tournament since returning after 10 months out after back surgery – missed a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-four ninth at the course in West Virginia to fall a stroke short of Jim Furyk’s Tour record.

The 33-year-old opened with a par at the 10th, then birdied the next eight holes to make the turn in 28, before adding further birdies at holes 1, 5 and 7 and is now 10 under for the tournament, having opened with a 71.

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Chappell reveals he was aiming for 57 after shooting nine birdies in a row with a round of 59 in the A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier tournament in West Virginia

Chappell reveals he was aiming for 57 after shooting nine birdies in a row with a round of 59 in the A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier tournament in West Virginia

Furyk set the record in 2016 with a 58 in the final round of the Travelers Championship.

It was the first sub-60 round on the PGA Tour since Brandt Snedeker’s 59 at the 2018 Wyndham Championship.

Stuart Appleby shot 59 at The Greenbrier in the final round in 2010 to win by one stroke in its inaugural season.

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