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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

Scottie Scheffler following his round of 59 at The Northern Trust in 2020
Scottie Scheffler holds up his golf ball in celebration after scoring a 59 during the second round of The Northern Trust at TPC Boston on August 21, 2020 | Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Lowest 72-Hole Scores at Every Men’s Golf Major Championship

Here’s a brief look at every 59 ever shot on the PGA Tour.

GolferTournamentRoundTo ParFinish
Al Geiberger1977 Memphis Classic2nd-131
Chip Beck1991 Las Vegas Invitational3rd-13T3
David Duval1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classc5th-131
Paul Goydos2010 John Deere Classic1st-122
Stuart Appleby2010 Greenbrier Classic4th-111
Jim Furyk2013 BMW Championship2nd-123
Justin Thomas2017 Sony Open1st-111
Adam Hadwin2017 CareerBuilder Challenge3rd-132
Brandt Snedeker2018 Wyndham Championship1st-111
Kevin Chappell2019 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier2nd-11T47
Scottie Scheffler2020 The Northern Trust2nd-12T4

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