ARNIE’S GRANDKID POSTS 59
Sam Saunders, Arnold Palmer’s grandson, shot 12-under-par 59 on his home course Thursday in the first round of the Web.com Tour Championship. Saunders closed with six birdies at Atlantic Beach (Fla.) Country Club — the Jacksonville-area club where he has a membership — for the seventh sub-60 round in Web.com Tour history. Stephan Jaeger set the Tour record of 58 last year in the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Calif. Saunders, 30, had 13 birdies and a bogey as he tries to regain his PGA Tour card in the four-event Web.com Tour Finals after finish- ing 129th in the FedExCup standings. He entered the week 24th in the race for 25 PGA Tour cards with $27,900 in the first three events. He tied for 11th in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, tied for 40th in the Albertsons Boise Open and missed the cut in the DAP Championship.