Sebastian Soderberg has smashed the record for the shortest time taken to complete a round on the European Tour, finishing his final round in the Dubai Desert Classic in just 96 minutes.
We usually spend longer than that looking for lost golf balls.
The Swede was the first player out in today's round, going around the course on his own. He saw it as an opportunity to do something a bit out of the ordinary and attempted to complete his round un the shortest time possible.
Soderberg would jog between shots, taking just over an hour-and-a-half to complete his round. It beats the previous European Tour record, set by Thomas Pieters, by 23 minutes.
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He would finish his round on +3 for the day. The time he took to complete the 18 holes is even more remarkable when you consider that Soderberg didn't find a single fairway from the tee all day. He admitted that this was something he always wanted to attempt:
I always kind of wanted to jog and play as fast as I could. I struggled over the last two days so I figured it wouldn't necessarily hurt my game to just jog in between and not think too much.
I think three over is pretty good with zero fairways hit. I tried to play as fast as possible. I thought it would be a fun thing to do.
Soderberg's effort was still a bit short of the world record, however. That is held by Wesley Bryan, who completed his round at at the BMW Championship in 2017 in 89 minutes. Bryan also managed to shoot a -2 round of 69 in the process.