As is the case with many of these occurrences, we were made aware of this remarkable situation by Fire Pit Collective’s Ryan French, a.k.a. Monday Q Info on Twitter. The score in question isn’t particularly high or low. It’s a 75 shot by a pro golfer named Cameron Starr in a Minor League Golf Tour event.
So what’s the big deal? Well, see for yourself:
This is in no way hyperbole.
Today on the Minor League Tour @cameron_starr5 shot maybe the best 75 in history of mini-tour golf.
He was ELEVEN over thru 5 holes.
He also made at least one…eagle-birdie-bogey-double-triple-quad.
— Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1) May 25, 2022
We’ve seen plenty of 42-33s, but this is on another level. As you can see, Starr shot four-over for the round despite being 11-over after five holes. That’s basically impossible. Usually golfers who are ELEVEN-over through five holes wind up shooting triple digits. OK, not usually, but every time. That’s just a remarkable comeback. That’s Justin-Thomas-at-the-PGA-Championship level grit.
Obviously, Starr has some ability. He just forgot that he had any ability for those first five holes in the opening round at The Florida Club, where a $6,000 purse is on the line. Starting on the sixth hole, though, he went birdie-birdie-eagle before making his first par of the day on the ninth. He added four more birdies against just one bogey on the back nine. Wow. Just wow.
After, Starr was proud of at least getting to tick off one career goal:
— Richter’s Last Stand (31-19) (GOTC 0-2) (@cameron_starr5) May 25, 2022
Yep, Cameron, you made it. By making the craziest 75 in golf history.