Two of the most amazing rounds of golf were played yesterday from golfers with a combined age of 38.
The first came from Ryo Ishikawa. The 18-year old closed with the lowest ever score on a major golf tour – 58. Admittedly it came on a par-70 golf course but the guy is 18 and he won the Crowns tournament on the Japan Tour by five shots. These are the sort of numbers us amateurs can only dream about – or clock up around St.Andrews on the PS3.
The second amazing round was a phenomenal 10-under, 62 from Rory McIlroy. His first year on the PGA Tour has had a rocky start. The 20-year old had made only three of his first five cuts and looked in danger of missing another one on Friday.
With three holes to play he was 3-over the card and looking to miss the cut by a couple of shots. A 4-iron across water to 6 feet for eagle meant he scraped into the weekend action. A 66 (with 3 bogeys) and a 62 followed and he won the Quail hollow Championship by four shots from Phil Mickelson.
If you missed the last of Rory’s 62 shots, see the video below.