PGA Tour: Kevin Chappell shoots 59 on return from back surgery

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Chappell has one career victory on the PGA Tour – the Texas OpenSecond Round-13 2017 Scheffler (US), Niemann (Chi), Shelton (US); -12 Lang (USA); -10 Chappell (USA) Selected others: -6 Laird (Sco)

The American Kevin Chappell became only the 10th player in the PGA Tour history to shoot a 59 during his first Tour start in 10 months after back surgery.

Chappell, 33, missed a birdie attempt on the 18th that would have seen him Jim Furyk & # 39; s PGA Tour record of 58.

He made nine consecutive birdies in his 11-under-par second round at the military Tribute to the Greenbrier.

"I was on my couch ten months ago and couldn't get up," said Chappell, who is fifth out of 10 below.

"I just couldn't Chappell, who shot a first round 71 in West Virginia, is three shots at leaders Scottie Scheffler, Joaquin Niemann and Robby Shelton.

] The world number was 226 in November Operated on in 2018 and he only played his first nine-hole golf in May.

"To go out and have my sparring back to the PGA Tour to photograph 59, fight myself over the weekend, I just couldn't be more proud of myself, "he added.

" But in order to compete at the level that I knew I could do, I wondered. But I think this certainly confirms that my game is there. I still have that ability. "

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