Moore Flirts with 59, Shoots 61

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Moore Flirts with 59, Shoots 61
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Ryan Moore was closing in on golf’s historic number — then he three-putted from 34 feet on his penultimate hole. Instead of a 59, Moore settled for a course-record tying 61 (click here to replay his round). It also matches his career low round on the PGA TOUR — he shot 61 in the second round of the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation earlier this year. “On a golf course like this and playing in these conditions it is right now; no wind and perfect temperature, greens are reasonably soft and rolling nice on top of that … It’s one of those days that you just keep putting it in play,” Moore said. “You know you’re going to have a bunch of pitching wedges, 9-irons, 8-irons into these greens, and a few shorter irons, too. I’m going to have enough pretty darn good birdie chances if I’m just in the fairway with them.”

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