Embraced it. Thought about it to the point that he didn't even think about his status in the CareerBuilder Challenge tournament, which he now leads by a shot at 17 under after posting 13 birdies Saturday at La Quinta Country Club.
1999: David Duval had 10 birdies and an Eagle on the Par-72 Arnold Palmer Private course to win the 1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic by a stroke over Steve Pate. In total he made 13 birdies, tying a PGA Tour record set by Chip Beck, who also shot 59 during that round. He's also just the fourth golfer to shoot 59 on a par-72 course.
After narrowly missing a birdie attempt at the 16th, Hadwin struck a brilliant approach to five feet at the par-four 17th and coolly knocked in the putt to tie a PGA Tour record with his 13th birdie of the round. "I don't know if anybody's shot two 59s?" "I legitimately thought about it (shooting 59) on 11, walking off (the green)".
National Basketball Association D-LEAGUE: Jalen Jones scored 29 points, while Abdel Nader had 23 points, six rebounds and six assists and the Maine Red Claws (18-9) hit 12 3-pointers in the first half to beat the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (15-9) 112-107 in Mississauga, Ontario, in the National Basketball Association D-League Showcase.
"He's a character and so everything was very light", Hadwin said.
Second-round leader Hudson Swafford was another shot behind at 15 under with Bud Cauley and Brian Harman.
Phil Mickelson closed with a watery double bogey for a 73 on the Stadium Course, leaving him eight strokes back in his return from two sports hernia surgeries.
CHAMPIONS: Bernhard Langer was declared the victor of the Mitsubishi Championship after gusts up to 45 miles per hour on the Hualalai course in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, halted the tournament.
The 25-year-old Bozzelli is playing in his sixth PGA Tour event.
Tom Watson was 11 over for his round through the 16th hole.
The U.S. Open champion shot an 8-under-par 64 in the third round Saturday to catapult into title contention in his first event of 2017.
Australian Geoff Ogilvy remained in the mix after firing a round of 68 to be five shots off the lead at 12 under.
On the 18th, needing a par to close out his historic day, Hadwin said he was quite nervous when he made a 3-foot putt to close the round. He had one putt on 13 holes and hit 15 of 18 greens.