Find out the handful of golfers who have broken 60 on tour

It’s the one number they all want to put on their cards, but who are the players to shoot 59 on the PGA Tour?

Don’t keep us waiting…

OK, OK. To date, 11 players have carded a 59 on the PGA Tour:

  • Al Geiberger (1977 Memphis Classic)
  • Chip Beck (1991 Las Vegas Invitational)
  • David Duval (1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic)
  • Paul Goydos (2010 John Deere Classic)
  • Stuart Appleby (2010 Greenbrier Classic)
  • Jim Furyk (2013 BMW Championship)
  • Justin Thomas (2017 Sony Open in Hawaii)
  • Adam Hadwin (2017 CareerBuilder Challenge)
  • Brandt Snedeker (2018 Wyndham Championship)
  • Kevin Chappell (2019 Greenbrier)
  • Scottie Scheffler (2020 Northern Trust)

Is that as good as it gets?

Nope. one player has shot a 58.

58?! That’s ridiculous. Who was it?

Let me tell you in bullet-point form…

  • Jim Furyk (2016 Travelers Championship)

Furyk has had a 59 AND a 58?

Indeed. The 2018 USA Ryder Cup captain has a special spot in golf’s record books.

What about on the European Tour?

Well, in contrast there has only been one 59 on the European Tour.

  • Oliver Fisher (2018 Portugal Masters)

You can read more about that here.

And on the women’s circuit?

Only one player has done it in the women’s game. No prizes for guessing who…

  • Annika Sorenstam (2001 Standard Register Ping)

Anything else?

Yep. There are a few more on other tours, too, including four more 58s…

  • Ryo Ishikawa (2010 The Crowns on the Japan Golf Tour)
  • Stephan Jager (2016 Ellie Mae Classic on the Korn Ferry Tour)
  • Seong-hyeon Kim (2021 Golf Partner Pro-Am on the Japan Golf Tour)
  • Alejandro del Ray (2021 Swiss Challenge on the Challenge Tour)

Any more 59s?

Of course.

  • Notah Begay III (1998 Dominion Open on the Korn Ferry Tour)
  • Doug Dunakey (1999 Miami Valley Open on the Korn Ferry Tour)
  • Masahiro Kuramoto (2003 Acom International on the Japan Golf Tour)
  • Jason Gore (2005 Cox Classic on the Korn Ferry Tour)
  • Adrien Mork (2006 Moroccan Classic on the Challenge Tour)
  • Will Wilcox (2013 Utah Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour)
  • Russell Knox (2013 Boise Open on the Korn Ferry Tour)
  • Kevin Sutherland (2014 Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on the Champions Tour)
  • Nicolo Ravano (2016 Challenge de Espana on the Challenge Tour)
  • Sam Saunders (2017 Tour Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour)
  • Miguel Angel Martin (2018 Tour Championship on the Legends Tour)

So no one has ever broken 60 in a major?

Nope. In fact, 61 is the lowest score ever carded in a major – 62 in the men’s game.

You can read more about that here.

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