In the context of what had gone before, a birdie was cause for letting off flares. After three in four holes around the turn yesterday and an eagle at the last for a 68 Rory McIlroy was pledging a round of drinks in the Conway Farms clubhouse.
Jim Furyk was today coming to terms with his achievement after carding an historic 59 on day two of the BMW Championship in Illinois.
It's a big week in Chicago for the cream of British golf. With just 30 players progressing to the final FedEx Play-off event of the season, next week's Tour Championship, only Justin Rose is guaranteed a shot at the $10m (£6.3m) jackpot that comes with victory.
Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher is critically ill in hospital, NHS Grampian have confirmed.
American penalised over extra club
The world number one won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational
Tiger Woods, playing rock-steady golf, was coasting toward his 79th career win on the PGA Tour as he preserved a commanding seven-shot lead midway through last night’s final round at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
It will take a humungous heave to pull in the field from here, the kind of feat that is commonplace in Inbee Park's season of unprecedented riches. No one needs convincing of Park's status as the world's best female golfer. A fourth major victory on the spin to keep her grand slam ambitions alive would add lustre to her name but hardly substance.
Westwood let a two-shot lead slip away as Phil Mickelson pulls-off the 'best round of my career'
The world number one is at two under at the halfway stage
The Brit posts a card of 68 to leave him two under par
Having laid to rest the ghost of Tony Jacklin last month by becoming the first Englishman to win the US Open since that son of a Scunthorpe lorry driver in 1970, Justin Rose and his fellow English golfers are still haunted by the ghost of Sir Nick Faldo at the Open Championship.
Miller Barber, who died on 11 June at the age of 82, was a golfer with a unique swing who made the most combined starts on the PGA and Champions tours. Nicknamed “Mr X,” he played in 1,297 tournaments on the PGA Tour and the 50-and-over circuit. He won 11 times in 694 PGA Tour starts and added 24 victories in 603 events on the Champions Tour.
Parents out there looking for a role model for their sons might want to download Justin Rose's victory speech, during which he gave a powerful demonstration of common decency
Rose won at Merion to become the first Major winner from England for 17 years
The American finished runner-up for the sixth time