August 20, 2019 at 12:15 PM
By Darius V
Darius VBarrie, ON
I got thinking about golf records and how they could be affected by the new FedEx Cup process this year. It gets scary..
East Lake is played as a Par 70. The current 18 hole record score of 60 was set by Zach Johnson in 2007. This year, Justin Thomas will be at 60 before he even hits his first shot ! If he merely shoots 2 under he will tie Jim Furyk's 58 from the final round of the Travellers in 2016. If he shoots 10 under like he did on Saturday at the BMW, he would walk in with a total score of 50 ! So the question is - How low of a scoring record can he set with a great first round given that he starts at -10. That is not to say one of the other top 5 couldn't light it up on Thursday, but Justin sure has a jump start on the field and the record books for sure. Before everyone jumps on it - Yes there would have to be an Asterix next to this record... However it does make one start thinking about the possibilities :)
Dino JBurnaby, BC
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?