PGA Tour Latinoamerica player goes from 59 watch to barely breaking par during wild opening round
Anyone who's ever played golf knows how maddening of a game it can be. Put simply, some days you have it, and some days you don't. But other days, you have it both ways.
Such was the case for PGA Tour Latinoamerica player Jorge Fernandez-Valdes during Thursday's opening round of the Lexus Peru Open. Fernandez-Valdes, No. 835 in the Official World Golf Ranking and currently 31st on the tour's money list, torched the front-nine at Los Inkas Golf Club to the tune of an eight-under-par 28, only failing to birdie one hole. He was on 59 Watch(!) -- or dare we even say, 58 Watch(!!!) -- and then he made the turn.
Fernandez-Valdes parred the first five holes, but stumbled to a bogey-par-bogey-quadruple bogey finish for a inward 42 and an opening 70. Thanks to No Laying Up's Tron Carter for pointing out this wild tale of two nines:
Here's a better look at the scorecard for Jorge's incredible front nine:
And his brutal back nine:
Hang in there, Jorge.