Cameron Young, the thirteenth card under 60

"I didn't do anything special before playing. Everything was normal. Suddenly I started playing well with two birdies, the eagle on 3 and another birdie on 4 and I was inspired. It was wonderful," said the American

by Andrea Gussoni
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Cameron Young, the thirteenth card under 60
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The intense Saturday in Cromwell (Connecticut), which for the leaders did not end until 8:22 p.m., when the third day of the Travelers Championship was able to finish, after almost three hours of stoppage due to the threat of an electrical storm, had Cameron Young as a prominent figure, exhilarated long before all this after having thrown 59 shots in the morning.

Cameron Young, results

Young jumped 33 positions on the table after making two eagles in par 4s - on the 15th he touched the hole in 1, leaving him just one meter away after playing a 3-iron at 254 meters - and seven more birdies in a round in which he everything came in.

He was the 12th player and 13th scorer, Furyk shot 58 (also at Cromwell in 2016) and 59 on his day, to score under 60 in PGA Tour history, the first since Scottie Scheffler at the TPC of Boston in 2020, when the world was emerging from the pandemic.

It was something so extraordinary that it only took six streets, but the small route of River Highlands, the one with the shortest length in the history of the cards in the fifty-odd (only 6,200 meters) doubled before the punch of Young - one of those who surpasses the 300 yards on average with the driver -, who also relied on a stroke of luck when he holed out from 130 meters on the 3rd hole.

"I didn't do anything special before playing. Everything was normal. Suddenly I started playing well with two birdies, the eagle on 3 and another birdie on 4 and I was inspired. It was wonderful," said the American, who did not have of option on the 18th hole to have reached 58 because he played a third shot approach and had to make a putt of more than three meters to save par.

Young placed tenth, five strokes behind Korean Tom Kim, the budding star who is going for his fourth title on the PGA Tour, and four, of course, behind Scottie Scheffler, the undisputed best golfer of the season. However, nothing has been decided in the Travelers, with nine players in four shots.

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