Published: Mon, January 23, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Adam Hadwin posts 13 birdies to shoot 59 at CareerBuilder Challenge

Adam Hadwin posts 13 birdies to shoot 59 at CareerBuilder Challenge

Hadwin joined Furyk as the only players to break 60 on a par-72 course and he also became the first Canadian to achieve the feat. Jim Furyk shot a tour-record 12-under 58 a year ago in the Travelers Championship.

"I think what gives me the most confidence is that I knew exactly what I needed to do and through that whole process, if anything, I was thinking 58", Hadwin said.

He is just the eighth golfer in PGA Tour history to shoot 59 and equalled the record for birdies in a round with 13. I knew what was at stake. "I legitimately thought about it (shooting 59) on 11, walking off (the green)".

PGA Tour rookie Dominic Bozzelli is trailing by one shot after firing a 3-under 69 in Round 3. They have not missed a PGA Tour event for which they have been eligible in the 2016-17 season.

Swafford had a double-bogey on the par-5 16th and a bogey on the par-3 17th at the Stadium Course at PGA West for a one-under-par 71, dropping him into a four-way tie for second, two shots off the lead.

Two other New Zealanders are contesting the tournament, which is played on three courses. Forecasts called for gusts up to 55 miles per hour later in the afternoon.

With a large gallery forming and the American network broadcast on NBC finally picking up on Hadwin's charge, he recovered from a poor tee shot on 18 to make par that solidified his 13-under round of 59. Cook, 59, is a two-time victor of the Bob Hope Classic.

The two-time major victor from Germany set up another chance for a fourth victory at his regular year-opening tournament, shooting a second straight 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the second round.

Geoff Ogilvy is five strokes behind with Martin Laird of Scotland and England's Greg Owen a further shot behind.

EUROPE: Dustin Johnson shot 8-under 64 to move into title contention at the Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) Championship. Kaymer shot a 72 and Cabrera Bello had a 74.

On a rare wet and cold day in the California desert, Swafford birdied three of the four par-fives to card a seven-under 65 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course, one of three venues hosting the pro-am event formerly called the Bob Hope Classic.

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