You know what they say about shooting 59 – you wait ages for one then two come along at once. This is the story of Peter Wilson's impossible weekend made possible
It’s the holy grail of golf.
The last 59 on the PGA Tour was – no surprises here – Scottie Scheffler, who carded a 12-under-par round at the 2020 Northern Trust. It was the 12th such score on the American circuit, while there have only been one each on the DP World and LPGA Tours – by Oliver Fisher and Annika Sorenstam respectively.
But not even history-making Scheffler or the greatest of all time in the women’s game could dream of doing it in consecutive rounds.
You see where we’re going with this?
Yes, Peter Wilson has done the seemingly impossible.
A top amateur in Australia, Wilson played twice at the weekend at Lang Lang, about an hour south of Melbourne.
Lang Lang, a hidden gem in a country littered with world-class golf courses, is surrounded by forest landscapes and wildlife – so it was only fitting that Wilson emerged with two scorecards comparable to a lesser-spotted species.
During the first of his surely-to-never-be-repeated feat, Wilson carded an eagle and nine birdies – including seven in a row from the 12th – and 11 birdies in the second.
On both days, Wilson shot 31 on the front and 28 on the back to score 43 Stableford points – virtually unheard of for a +4 handicap player.
Wilson, a member at nearby Cranbourne, beat his playing partner by 17 shots on Sunday – hopefully they didn’t have a friendly wager for his sake.
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