Sam Snead equaled the world record on this day by shooting -11 under at the 1957 Dallas Open
By: Josh Morris – It was on this day in 1960 when Sam Snead equaled the world record by shooting a 60, -11 under par during the second round of the 1957 Dallas Open. Snead was 45 years old at the time and it was just one of those days…On the 1st hole, Snead chipped in from 50 ft away for eagle to get the ball rolling. From then on Snead masterfully navigated his way around Glen Lakes CC golf course as he birdied the second hole and found himself -3 after 2 holes. Slammin’ Sammy had the putter working that day as well sinking a 30ft putt on the 16th, 25 ft on the 17th, then a 40 footer to cap off to record tying round.
Sadly the venue for this event, Glen Lakes Country Club doesn’t exist anymore and the area has been consumed by commercial development in the Greater Dallas area.
Josh Morris is the Editor of Golf History Today. He is also a featured writer on GolfWRX.com. In his free time he enjoys being a weekend caddie as well as playing as much as he can.