Nick Taylor ties the course record at Phoenix Open with a 60
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – It took Nick TaylorTwo days is all it takes to complete the first round of the WM Phoenix OpenAt TPC Scottsdale he tied the tournament record on Friday at 2:18 pm, exactly 20 hours after his tee off on Thursday. He was atop of the leaderboard for the first round with an 11-under-60.
Taylor didn’t get much time to bask on his success. He started his second round at approximately 2:58 PM. ET, 40 minutes following the end of his first round.
The tournament was halted at 12:32 pm due to torrential rain. Play resumed at 6 pm ET on Thursday. Taylor’s tee-time was pushed back from 2:33 pm to 6:18 pm ET. ET, as originally scheduled, was moved to 6:18 PM. He was on a roll when he reached the last six holes of the first round before it was stopped due to darkness.
Taylor continued where he had left off on Friday morning, 11:13 am. His first round was reconvened at the 17th hole. A frost delay caused the start time to be delayed by one hour. He made 60 after seven birdies, which was a tournament record.
The last player at the WM Phoenix Open to shoot a 60 was Phil Mickelson2013
Taylor’s second round started off shaky, but he recovered to sink two birdies on his back nine to finish with a 70. Andrew NovakThe lead is 12 under.
Taylor said that it was difficult to follow up on a great round.
More than half of the field had to finish their rounds on Saturday due to weather delays.
This report was based on information from The Associated Press.
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