Two players shoot 59 on Euro Tour, ruled unofficial


There still hasn’t been an official 59 shot on the European Tour – even after Colin Nel and Jorge Campillo carded golf’s magic number Friday at the Nelson Mandela Championship.

The two players shot 11-under 59s within 10 minutes of each other at Mount Edgecombe Country Club. European Tour rules stipulate, however, that the 59s were not official because the round was played under preferred lies (lift, clean and place).

Nel shot 77 in the first round before an 18-stroke improvement in Round 2. Campillo’s 70-59 put him in a share of the early midway lead with Matthew Baldwin, who carded 62 in the second round.

The tournament has already had two days of delays and suspensions because of heavy rain in Durban, South Africa.