No matter the tour, sub-60 rounds are usually few and far between in professional golf. Last week Joaquin Niemann fired a 59 at LIV Golf Mayakoba. A day later Wyndham Clark shot a 60 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Cristobal Del Solar laughed at those rounds and said hold my scorecard on Thursday. The 30-year-old Chilean made history with a dazzling 13-under 57 during the opening round of the Astara Golf Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour at the Pacos Course at Country Club de Bogata to card the lowest score ever in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event. It’s the first time in the history of professional golf that someone has shot 57 on a par-70 layout, and it’s the ninth sub-60 round on the Korn Ferry Tour. In 2019, David Carey shot 11-under 57 on the Alps Tour at the Cervino Open.
If you aren’t familiar with Del Solar, get to know Mr. 57 with some fun facts below.