Sutherland fires magical 59

Kevin Sutherland entered the record books on Saturday after shooting a magical 59 in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on the Champions Tour.

The American became the first player on the over-50 circuit to card a sub-60 round and what made his round even better was the fact that he made a bogey at the final hole.

The 50-year-old produced one eagle and 12 birdies and missed a seven-foot putt at the par-four 18th to finish with 59 at Endicott in New York.

“When I was nine under after eight (holes)… I started thinking 59,” Sutherland told Golf Channel. “Earlier than I should … but it worked out all right.”

His record-breaking achievement helped him to a one-shot lead over compatriot Steve Lowery with John Cook another shot adrift.

Four-time Champions Tour major winner Bernhard Langer carded a 67 to be 10 under while Colin Montgomerie, who won this year’s Senior PGA Championship and US Senior Open, is at nine under.