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Brandt Snedeker shoots a 59 in the opening round of the Wyndham Championship

The final PGA Tour event in the Carolinas in 2018, and the final tour event before the start of the FedExCup Playoffs, added some quality players late to bolster its field this week.

He improved on his career best of 61 - which he has shot three times on tour - and came up one shot shy of Jim Furyk's record low of 58 for a single PGA Tour round, achieved at the 2016 Travelers Championship.

Snedeker teed off on No. 10 and shot an inconspicuous 3-under 32 over his first nine holes, which included an opening bogey.

"Frustrating", Snedeker said. "I set the standard pretty high for myself because I know what I'm capable of and have done it before and I felt like I worked really hard at it, just haven't had the results that I wanted".

Also, the model says five additional golfers with odds of 25-1 or longer will make a deep run at the Wyndham Championship title.

Conners played in the final group on Sunday in back-to-back events in March before fading in the final round both times.

Sergio Garcia will need a top-20 finish in the Wyndham Championship to keep his streak of qualifying for the FedEx Cup play-offs alive.

"Walking to the ninth tee I kept telling myself "I can not let this opportunity get out of my hands", he said, and he didn't".

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The defending champion was struggling with an elbow injury after his T6 at the US Open, and it forced him to withdraw from the Scottish Open.

"If you play well", Peter Uihlein said, "you jump up quite a bit".

Garcia is one of 13 players to have reached the play-offs every year since they began in 2007, but is now ranked 131st in the standings after three missed cuts in his last four events.

This is the third consecutive year that the PGA Tour has had a sub-60 round.

"I have no doubt I can get it done this week", Baddeley told AAP. "I'm going to shoot 59'". Garcia arrives at No. 131 on the points list and has some work to do to prolong his notable streak: He's one of 13 players who have qualified for the postseason every year since its debuted in 2007.

Thomas chipped in for eagle at the 10th but bogeyed the next, before racking up eight birdies over his next 10 holes.

"Nobody could see this coming - trust me", Snedeker said.

"It'll be a special end to the year and I'll have some fresh mojo for the beginning of the next wraparound season", Conners said.

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