Jeff Knox is what they call a “stick” at Augusta National. He holds the record for lowest score from the member’s tees at 61. He beat Rory McIlroy as a marker in 2014 and Sergio Garcia in 2006 (Sergio refused to shake his hand afterwards).
Thanks to Craig Rosengarden for the heads up about Knox doing something fairly remarkable during the third round Saturday at the Masters.
The hole played so tough on Saturday that it surrendered just one birdie on the day.
But according to official Masters stats, that birdie won’t count against it.
That’s because the golfer who did make birdie on No. 11 wasn’t even in the tournament. He was simply the non-competitive marker who played the round with Paul Casey in the first group out Saturday morning.
— Grant Boone (@grantboone) April 7, 2018
Yep, the noted marker Jeff Knox was the only player to birdie the tough par-4 11th.
Casey spent much of his press briefing on Saturday answering questions about Knox.
“He’s very good,” Casey said, according to Golf Digest. “He birdied 11. Brilliant birdie.”
The legend continues to grow.