Senior Writer John Strege reports in this week's issue of Golf World how Jay Osmon, an assistant pro at Cattails Golf Course in Alamosa, Colo., shot a 15-under-par 56 there last week. The round broke Osmon's own course record of 62 from the blue tees, which measure about 6,000 yards on the municipal layout.
Osmon, 30, who will play in a pre-qualifying tournament for the PGA Tour's Q-School next week at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., lipped out a 25-foot eagle putt on the short par-4 18th for a 55.
"Still now I don't know if it's completely sunk in," Osmon said. "On the back nine, I wasn't trying to think a whole lot. I knew I was playing well. I just wanted to stay out of my own way."
Osmon made fives birdies and two eagles on the front nine to shoot 9-under 26. Then he holed a 15-foot eagle putt on No. 10 to keep his momentum going.
Head pro Bryce Bervig said he was flabbergasted by the news. "I fell out of my chair. I thought, 'You guys are just teasing me.' I quit. I'm never playing again. Golf has been tamed."