PGA and LPGA Golfers Who Have Scored 59 or Less on Tour

David Duval and Annika Sorenstam After Scoring an Official 59

David Duval and Annika Sorenstam After Scoring an Official 59

Ten golfers in PGA and LPGA history have scored a 59 or less in either an official, unofficial or qualifying tournament on tour. They are listed below.

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.

Nine men have shot 59 or less on the PGA Tour – five in an official capacity, three qualifiers and Phil Mickelson at the unofficial Grand Slam of Golf in Hawaii.

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.

GOLFER SCORE RND YEAR TOURNAMENT COURSE TYPE Tour
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

Photos: ingolfwetrust.com / atevenpar.blogspot.com

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