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Waldorf misses chance to shoot 59 at Toshiba Classic

By John Reger
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Waldorf misses chance to shoot 59 at Toshiba Classic

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Duffy Waldorf missed a chance to shoot the second 59 in Champions Tour history Saturday, parring the final two holes for an 11-under 60 in the Toshiba Classic.

Waldorf missed a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th, coming up short and right.

He drove behind a tree into the left rough on the closing hole, statistically the easiest hole at Newport Beach Country Club, and hooked a hybrid approach through the green and into the back bunker.

Kevin Sutherland is the only player to shoot 59 on the 50-and-over tour. He had a 13-under 59 last year in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.

Waldorf tied the course record set by Tom Purtzer in 2004 and matched by Nick Price in 2011, both en route to victories. Waldorf had a 15-under 127 total to break Price's 36-hole record by a stroke.

The 53-year-old former UCLA player had a three-stroke lead over defending champion Fred Couples in the final full-field event of the year. Couples, also the 2010 winner, had a 65.

 

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