In an exhilarating LIV Golf Tulsa tournament this weekend, the RangeGoats GC's Harold Varner III and Ripper GC Cameron Smith stunned audiences with two record equalling scores.
The two golfers each shot a remarkable 9-under 61 on Sunday, equalling the LIV Golf record low set by Branden Grace just a couple of days earlier.
Varner's performance was particularly noteworthy after initially being on track to break 60 after scoring two eagles in his first four holes and reaching 10 under with only four holes left to play. Unfortunately, his luck ran out at the par-3 11th hole where his tee shot bounced off rocks and landed in a bunker. He was unable to get up and out for a save and had to settle for a fourth-place finish at 13 under.
On the other hand, Smith played with remarkable consistency and impressive accuracy, reeling off four consecutive birdies from holes 12-15 and going on to birdie his final hole for a score of 61. Smith's excellent performance also enabled him to make the playoff which he eventually lost to Dustin Johnson.
There was probably still a couple of shots that I left out there that in the end could have been the decider,” Smith said. “It was really good stuff but still just a little bit disappointing.”
Johnson’s win on Sunday at Cedar Ridge Country Club made him the third two-time winner in LIV Golf, a feat that only Brooks Koepka and Talor Gooch have accomplished so far.