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Golf-Scheffler becomes newest member of PGA Tour's 59 club

Aug 21 (Reuters) - Scottie Scheffler became the newest member of the PGA Tour’s 59 club with a sizzling display of shotmaking in Friday’s second round of the Northern Trust in Norton, Massachusetts.

The American world number 45 piled up 12 birdies to fire a 12-under 59 and grab the early clubhouse lead in the FedExCup playoffs opener at TPC Boston.

Scheffler needed to play the final three holes in two-under to reach the magical number and rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt at 16 followed by another from 4-1/2 feet at the par-five 18th.

Scheffler’s round was only the 12th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history. (Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto Editing by Ian Chadband)

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