.Congratulations to UMSHoF member Woody Austin who carded a 59 in the Diamond Resorts Invitational !
By: Golfweek Staff Writer | January 13, 2017 2:56 pm
Another day, another 59.
A day after PGA Tour golfer Justin Thomas shot 11-under 59 at the Sony Open in Hawaii, PGA Tour Champions player Woody Austin shot the number Friday at the Diamond Resorts Invitational, a charity event at Tranquilo Golf Club in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Now, the tournament, which also includes celebrities and LPGA players, uses a modified stableford format, so Austin technically scored a 43. But in stroke play around the par-71 course, it was indeed a 59 as Austin made 10 birdies and an eagle.
“I really never really thought about it until I birdied 16; that got me to 11 under and I though, ‘OK,’ ” Austin said. “But I didn’t know it was par 71, so when I walked off the last green I thought I shot 60.”
Nope, you shot 59, Woody. Enjoy.