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DeChambeau falls one shy in pursuit of 59

Bryson DeChambeau has missed a six-foot birdie putt that would have secured him a 59 for the 13th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history.

Instead, DeChambeau had to settle for a remarkable 12-under 60 that gave him sole possession of the lead through 36 holes at the BMW Championship at Caves Valley Golf Club on Friday.

The big, wide and soft Caves Valley didn’t stand a chance against the world No.6, who overpowered the vulnerable course.

De Chambeau needed two birdies on the final two holes to tie Jim Furyk’s PGA Tour record of 58. But he missed from 15 feet on the 17th before his miss six-foot birdie miss on the 18th hole.

The American led Patrick Cantlay and Jon Rahm (15 holes completed) by one shot when play was suspended due to darkness.

“A lot of putts went in. A lot of things went right,” DeChambeau said to broadcast outlets. “I played my butt off and never thought too much about anything…

Read more at thewest.com.au

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