How Many Golfers Have Shot a 59 on the PGA Tour?
Prior to the year 2010, only three golfers in PGA Tour history had recorded a 59 in an official tournament.
The first-ever 59 on the PGA Tour was recorded in 1977 during the second round of the Memphis Classic by Al Geiberger, who made 11 birdies and an eagle on the par-72 layout at Colonial Country Club to make history.
The second came 14 years later in Las Vegas from Chip Beck, who made 13 birdies in the third round at Sunrise Golf Club. And the third was fired by David Duval, who hit the magical number with 11 birdies and an eagle in the fifth and final round of the 1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic to take a one-stroke victory.
While still an incredible accomplishment, the 59 has become a bit more common what with the advancements in equipment, fitness, and analytics. Since 2010, eight golfers have hit the number on the PGA Tour — and that’s not including Jim Furyk’s record-setting 58 in the final round of the 2016 Travelers Championship.
However, Furyk is a two-time member of the sub-60 club as he fired a 59 in the second round of the 2013 BMW Championship at Conway Farms.
Every 59 on the PGA Tour
Here’s a brief look at every 59 ever shot on the PGA Tour.
|Al Geiberger||1977 Memphis Classic||2nd||-13||1|
|Chip Beck||1991 Las Vegas Invitational||3rd||-13||T3|
|David Duval||1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classc||5th||-13||1|
|Paul Goydos||2010 John Deere Classic||1st||-12||2|
|Stuart Appleby||2010 Greenbrier Classic||4th||-11||1|
|Jim Furyk||2013 BMW Championship||2nd||-12||3|
|Justin Thomas||2017 Sony Open||1st||-11||1|
|Adam Hadwin||2017 CareerBuilder Challenge||3rd||-13||2|
|Brandt Snedeker||2018 Wyndham Championship||1st||-11||1|
|Kevin Chappell||2019 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier||2nd||-11||T47|
|Scottie Scheffler||2020 The Northern Trust||2nd||-12||T4|
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