It says here that a guy named Michael Sims shot a 12-under-par 59 during the second round of the Southern Open, an eGolf Tour event, at the Country Club of Salisbury.
He birdied the first eight holes and shot 27 on the front nine.
Right beside that story, there is one about Tom Kite, who is 62 years old, shot five-under-par 65 in the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open in Michigan.
He shot 28 on the front nine.
Along with that story, there is a brief telling us that Troy Matteson shot 61 in the first round of the John Deere Classic in Illinois.
He made ten birdies.
And 98 other players broke par.
Beside that story, there is one informing us that Francesco Molinari shot a 10-under-62 in the opening round of the Scottish Open.
He birdied ten of the first 15 holes.
Closer to home, David Geis took the first round lead in the Carolinas Amateur at Charlotte Country Club with a six-under 65.
He shot 32 on his first nine despite bogeying his first hole.
Twenty-two players shot par or better. This is not some two-bit goat ranch they were playing. This is Charlotte Country Club and its hard. Hard!
So is golf, or its supposed to be. No point in rehashing whats been said over and over again about equipment. Thats now a given. But theres a player holding that equipment, a human being with nerves and a brain and, in some cases a loopy backswing or ugly shoes, and they are spewing out birdies like robots.
I have one thing to say about all of these 59s and 10-unders and all those other vulgar numbers. It is a badly overused cliche but Im saying it anyway and it is as follows: Really?