Justin Rose came agonisingly close to breaking into the exclusive club of golfers to post a score of sub-60 but he had to settle for 60 at last weeks’ RBC Canadian Open. It was still a stunning round of golf from the Englishman, although he had to settle for a tie of 4th place, five shots behind winner Rory McIlroy.
It is not the first time in recent years that a player has almost managed to post a score in the 50s. In fact, of the 12 occasions a score of sub-60 has been posted on the PGA Tour, six have been achieved in the last six years. Jim Furyk’s 58 remains the lowest total in PGA Tour history with the American achieving that incredible feat in the 2016 Travelers Championship. Furyk also boasts a score of 59 and he is joined on that figure by the likes of Justin Thomas and Scottie Scheffler, both of whom will be pushing to claim the win at this week’s US Open.