In this episode of the PostCast, Sean Fairholm and Cassie Stein talk to Global Golf Post insider Ron Green Jr. about Justin Thomas’ runaway victory at the Sony Open, some of the best sub-60 rounds in professional golf history and whether pay-by-the-hour golf will be a bad experiment or a genius innovation.
Now No. 8 in the world, Thomas is only three spots behind his buddy Jordan Spieth. His 49-under performance over the course of two weeks in Hawaii has us thinking that he could challenge for a major in 2017.
While Thomas fired a 59 — with a bogey — in the first round at Waialae Country Club, Kevin Kisner and Chez Reavie had scares with golf’s magic number. Have there been too many 59 watches in recent times? More men have walked on the moon (12) than have broken 60 on the PGA Tour (6), but it hasn’t felt quite that rare in the past 10 years.
Also on the episode, Sean, Cassie and Ron discuss how a resort in Missouri has started to offer an hourly rate for playing its course. The idea may sound like a good idea in theory, but it has some complications that may keep it from being commonplace.
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