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Harry Hillier PGA Tour Americas 59

Harry Hillier Cards First 59 In PGA Tour Americas History

It isn’t the first one this year, but it is the first one on the PGA Tour Americas!

 

New Zealand’s Harry Hillier is the latest player to join the sub-60 club, becoming the first in PGA Tour Americas history to card a 59.

There have been a number of sub-60 rounds so far in 2024, with Joaquin Niemann (LIV Golf Mayakoba) and John Catlin (International Series Macau) among them.

Three more sub-60 rounds have been carded on the Korn Ferry Tour, including the first ever 57 in tournament play. That came courtesy of Chilean Cristobal del Solar at the Astara Golf Championship, while Frankie Capan III and Aldrich Potgieter have also broken the barrier this year.

Hillier came into the second round of the Inter Rapidisimo Golf Championship at 4-under-par after an opening round of 68 at the Club El Rincon De Cajica in Bogota, Colombia

What would come on Friday would be much, much better…

How did Harry Hillier become a history maker with a 59?

The New Zealander started on the back nine for his second round of the Inter Rapidisimo Golf Championship, and he came flying out of the blocks.

There were birdies at 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 before a trio of pars brought his opening nine of the day to a close, making the turn in 30, 6-under-par for the day.

He then kicked on again, making birdies on the first seven holes of the course to put himself in prime position to make a 59.

Pars on the tough 8th and 9th at Club El Rincon De Cajica, saw him home on the magical number, making history in the process!

Another 59 in a professional tournament, this time courtesy of Harry Hillier! What’s the lowest round you’ve ever shot? Let us know with a post on X, formerly Twitter!

Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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