Sporting prodigies don’t always make good on their early promise, but England’s Aaron Rai has turned his talent into a record-breaking score at the Hong Kong Open.
The world number 201 from Wolverhampton first tasted golf celebrity aged five, when he won his first tournament and was featured on BBC TV, swiping drives and holing putts. Later, he was touted as a teen sensation at age 15, when he sunk 207 consecutive 10-foot putts to beat the ‘Lee Westwood World Puttmaster Record’.
On Friday, the 23-year-old carded a blistering nine-under-par 61 at the par-70 Fanling course, topping a leaderboard containing Ryder Cup stars Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, and Patrick Reed, the Mothering Sunday.
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