PGA and LPGA Golfers Who Have Scored 59 or Less on Tour
Annika Sorenstam is the lone LPGA representative. She shot a 59 in the 2000 Standard Register PING tournament at Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix. Sorenstam put “on a display of precision golf that was two strokes better than any woman had ever shot,” said the Associated Press of the achievement.
What about the men, then? There is historical evidence of a handful of professional 55’s and more frequent 56’s and 57’s. These, though, were either not tour-related or occurred on a course less than 6,500 yards, the minimum length required for the men’s record books.
There are other pro golfers that have scored either 58 or 59, but on different tours (like the Japan and Canadian). Including those below, that makes 19 golfers total with the ultimate in scorecard bragging rights. See all of them here.Follow @VinGetz
|1.||Al Geiberger||59 (-13)||2/4||1977||Danny Thomas Memphis Classic||Colonial Country Club (Cordova, TN)||Official||PGA|
|2.||Chip Beck||59 (-13)||3/5||1991||Las Vegas Invitational||Sunrise Golf Club (Las Vegas, NV)||Official||PGA|
|3.||David Duval||59 (-13)||5/5||1999||Bob Hope Chrysler Classic||Arnold Palmer West Course (La Quinta, CA)||Official||PGA|
|4.||Shigeki Maruyama||58 (-13)||1/2||2000||U.S. Open qualifying round||Woodmont Country Club South Course (Rockville, MD)||Qualifying||PGA|
|5.||David Gossett||59 (-13)||4/6||2000||Qualifying school tournament||Jack Nicklaus West Course (La Quinta, CA)||Qualifying||PGA|
|6.||Annika Sörenstam||59 (-13)||2/4||2001||Standard Register PING||Moon Valley Country Club (Phoenix, AZ)||Official||LPGA|
|7.||Phil Mickelson||59 (-13)||2/2||2004||PGA Grand Slam of Golf||Poipu Bay Golf Course (Kauai, HI)||Unofficial||PGA|
|8.||Harrison Frazar||59 (-13)||4/6||2008||Qualifying school tournament||Jack Nicklaus West Course (La Qunita, CA)||Qualifying||PGA|
|9.||Paul Goydos||59 (-12)||1/4||2010||John Deere Classic||TPC Deere Run (Silvis, IL)||Official||PGA|
|10.||Stuart Appleby||59 (-11)||4/4||2010||Greenbrier Classic||Greenbrier Old White Course (Springs, WV)||Official||PGA|
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