This is what a round of 16-under looks like.
If you haven’t heard already, a young and relatively unknown Australian golfer has just set a world record for the lowest golf score in history.
Ben Everill reports that Rhein Gibson from Lismore in New South Wales shot a 16-under-par 55 at his current home club in Oklahoma. The score will soon be added to the Guinness Book of World Records as the lowest golf score ever, beating the previous best of 15-under on a par 70 golf course.
Gibson reportedly almost quit his round after the first hole because of the wet conditions but went on to record just 19 putts in his record breaking round of golf.
Starting on the back nine of the 6698-yard par-71 course, Gibson started with a routine par before notching up two eagles and a birdie in his next three holes.
He then continued his birdie blitz with five straight to close out a mind-boggling nine holes in 26 shots, 10 under par.
Forced to wait 15 minutes at the turn Gibson could only manage pars on the first two holes but then birdied six of the last seven to post an incredible 55.
“I just kind of got hot I guess and every putt I hit went in, that’s the best I can explain it to be honest,” Gibson said.
As he faced an eight-foot birdie putt on his final hole Gibson knew history was in the offing but felt calm.
“I wasn’t nervous. I had this song playing in my head. It is that new one from the Eli Young Band. It was in there all day.”
I once shot a 55 on the PlayStation at St.Andrews, but this is something else.