Korn Ferry Tour
Nephew of past Super Bowl champ shoots one of the most unlikely 59s in pro golf history
For more than two decades, Jeff Feagles made a living in the NFL by putting opposing teams in tough spots thanks to his punting. But for a few hours on Thursday, his nephew went on the offensive like we've rarely seen on a golf course.
We're talking about Michael Feagles, a second-year Korn Ferry Tour pro. The 25-year-old might not have a Super Bowl ring like his uncle, but he can now say he owns a piece of golf history by shooting a 59 in the first round of the BMW Charity Pro-Am.
What makes the magical number even more unlikely is the fact that it's six shots better than any score Feagles had posted in 26 previous rounds this season and five shots better than his career-low in 33 prior starts on the Korn Ferry Tour. Oh, yeah, he also birdied his final five holes, including draining this 25-foot snake on his final hole, to do it. Have a look at Feagles' great putt—and his even better reaction as the ball made its way to the cup:
Somewhere, Uncle Jeff has to be proud of that touch.
As for Michael, he recorded the ninth sub-60 in Korn Ferry Tour history, and the second of 2023. Mac Meissner pulled off the feat in the second round of the LECOM Classic in April. Stephen Jaeger remains the only player to shoot 58 on the PGA Tour's developmental circuit.
No doubt Feagles is happy about that as he searches for what would be a breakthrough victory in his young career. It would also give him some family bragging rights.