“Bob Charles beat his age yesterday… by 10 shots!… Sir Bob Charles, the original left-handed master of the short game, set a personal record in the opening round of the Bad Ragaz PGA Senior Open in Switzerland yesterday, shooting a four-under-par 66 to better his age by a colossal 10 shots.
The Kiwi’s exploits, enough to make the efforts of playing partner Gary Player, who shot 72 to beat his age by four, look pedestrian by comparison, rocketed him into a share of third place, two shots behind leader David J. Russell.”
Conor Nagle is reporting on yet another remarkable performance from Sir Bob. And interestingly enough having watched the Greenbrier and heard several times about Sam Snead’s record of the oldest player to make the cut at a PGA event.
“The 76-year-old (Sir Bob) is no stranger to unprecedented feats of scoring; in 2007 he became the oldest player, at 71, to make the cut in a regular European Tour event (he would finish the tournament comfortably inside the top-25).
Another Kiwi who did her nation proud was Lydia Ko who finished in the top 40 at the ladies US Open and won the prize of top amateur. Her first in a major championship
Here’s the link to Conor
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