59 club: 6 players who have shot 59 on PGA Tour

Stuart Appleby signs a ball after shooting 59 to with the Greenbrier Classic.
Stuart Appleby signs a ball after shooting 59 to with the Greenbrier Classic. ( Getty Images )

Friday, September 13, 2013

Take a look at the six players who have shot 59 on the PGA Tour.

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Al Geiberger, 1977

The first-ever player to shoot 59 during the second round of the 1977 Memphis Classic at Colonial Country Club. Known at Mr. 59, he had 11 birdies and an eagle on the par-72 course.

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Chip Beck, 1991

During the third round of the 1991 Las Vegas Invitational at the Sunrise Golf Course, Beck caught fire and shot a 13 under (all birdies) on the par-72 layout. He made the turn, after starting on the back nine, with a 7-under 29. He proceeded to shoot 6 under on the front.

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David Duval, 1999

His 59 came during the final round of the 1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. He had 10 birdies heading into the 18th, and then eagled the par-5 with a 6-foot putt to reach his 59.

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Paul Goydos, 2010

An opening-round 59 happened at the John Deere Classic in 2010. He just needed 22 putts to get to 12 under. His 8-under 28 on the back nine matched the lowest nine-hole score in relation to par on the PGA Tour. He then continued with a 4-under on the front nine.

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Stuart Appleby, 2010

A final round 11-under 59 at the 2010 Greenbrier Classic allowed him grab his fifth PGA Tour title in style. He had nine birdies on his front nine, then an eagle and three more birdies on the back nine becoming the fifth player on the PGA Tour to break 60.

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Jim Furyk, 2013

In the second round of the BMW Championship, Furyk made 11 birdies and holed out for eagle on the par-4 15th hole at Conway Farms Golf Club. He made a 3-footer at the par-4 ninth hole, his final hole, to shoot 12-under 59.

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In other official golf tournaments

• Ryo Ishikawa shot 58 in 2010 on the Japan Golf Tour at The Crowns.

Notah Begay III shot 59 in 1998 on the Nike Tour during the Las Vegas Invitational.

Doug Dunakey shot 59 in 1998 on the Nike Tour during the Miami Valley Open.

Annika Sorenstam became the first female to shot 59 in 2001 on the LPGA Tour at the Standard Register Ping.

• Masahiro Kuramoto shot 59 in 2003 on the Japan Golf Tour during the Acom International.

• Jason Gore shot 59 in 2005 on the Nationwide Tour at the Cox Classic.

Adrien Mork shot 59 in 2006 on the Challenge Tour during the Tikida Hotels Agadir Moroccan Classic.

Will Wilcox shot 59 at the 2013 Utah Championship on the Web.com Tour.

Russell Knox became the second player to shoot 59 on the Web.com Tour in 2013 when he did it at the Boise Open.

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