59 Watch: Rounds of 59 or better in professional golf

59 Watch: Rounds of 59 or better in professional golf

In the history of professional golf, 21 players have shot rounds of 59 or better in a tournament on a major tour. Here's a look at those players, when and where they shot those rounds and how those rounds compared to their competition that week.

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Player Tour Year Tournament Rd Score To Par Beat Field Avg. Best Score By Win? Next Round
Al Geiberger PGAT 1977 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic 2 59 -13 11.3 6 Yes 72
Chip Beck PGAT 1991 Las Vegas Invitational 3 59 -13 10.5 4 No 68
Doug Dunakey Web 1998 Miami Valley Open 2 59 -11 N/A N/A No 67
Notah Begay III Web 1998 Dominion Open 2 59 -13 N/A N/A No 74
David Duval PGAT 1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic 5 59 -13 10.7 5 Yes 74 (next start)
Annika Sorenstam LPGA 2001 Standard Register PING 2 59 -13 10.4 5 Yes 69
Jason Bohn CanTour 2001 Bayer Championship Final 58 -13 ??? 3 Yes N/A
Masahiro Kuramoto JPGT 2003 Acom International 1 59 -12 11.2 5 Yes 69
Jason Gore Web 2005 Cox Classic 2 59 -12 10.7 1 Yes 68
Adrien Mork ChalT 2006 Tikida Hotels Agadir Moroccan Classic 2 59 -12 N/A 5 Yes 74
Stuart Appleby PGAT 2010 Greenbrier Classic 4 59 -11 8.6 4 Yes 74 (next start)
Paul Goydos PGAT 2010 John Deere Classic 1 59 -12 10.5 1 No 68
Ryo Ishikawa JPGT 2010 The Crowns 4 58 -12 13.1 5 Yes 69 (next start)
Jim Furyk PGAT 2013 BMW Championship 2 59 -12 12.1 6 No 69
Will Wilcox Web 2013 Utah Championship 4 59 -12 9.0 5 No 70 (next start)
Russell Knox Web 2013 Albertsons Boise Open 2 59 -12 9.1 3 No 68
Brady Schnell PGATC 2014 ATB Financial Classic 2 59 -13 N/A 3 No 67
Kevin Sutherland Champ 2014 Dick's Sporting Goods Open 2 59 -13 11.3 5 No 74
Nicolo Ravano ChalT 2016 Fred Olsen Challenge de Espana 2 59 -12 N/A 4 No 68
Stephen Jaeger Web 2016 Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae 1 58 -12 11.2 4 Yes 65
Jim Furyk PGAT 2016 Travelers Championship 4 58 -12 10.65 4 No 66
Justin Thomas PGAT 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii 1 59 -11 9.25 3 Yes TBD
Woody Austin Champ 2017 Diamond Resorts Invitational (Unofficial) 1 59 -12 N/A N/A Yes TBD
Adam Hadwin PGAT 2017 CareerBuidlder Challenge (La Quinta CC) 3 59 -13 N/A N/A TBD TBD

BREAKDOWN

Sub-60 rounds by tour:

  • PGA Tour -- 8
  • Web.com Tour -- 6
  • Japan Tour -- 2
  • European Challenge Tour -- 2
  • LPGA Tour -- 1
  • European Tour -- 0
  • Champions Tour -- 2
  • European Seniors Tour -- 0
  • Australasian Tour -- 0
  • PGA Tour Canada -- 1

Sub-60 rounds by round:

  • First round -- 6
  • Second round -- 12
  • Third round -- 1
  • Fourth round -- 3
  • Fifth round -- 1

Sub-60 rounds by par:

  • Par 70 -- 6
  • Par 71 -- 9
  • Par 72 -- 8

Players who shot 59 who won that tournament:

  • Yes -- 9
  • No -- 13