Ten 59s On TOUR – Here’s How They Rank

BC's Adam Hadwin's 59 Ranks 8th Best According To PGA TOUR's Cameron Morfit - Image Courtesy adamhadwin.com

By Cameron Morfit, PGATOUR.COM

There are no bad sub-60 rounds, but some stand out more than others

Kevin Chappell was the most recent PGA TOUR pro to record a 59. It was the 10th such score on TOUR, 42-plus years after Al Geiberger authored the first. Blame David Letterman, Bo Derek, or the decimal system, but those 10 59s are just begging to be ranked. Call them the Terrific 10.

(There’s also been a 58, shot by Jim Furyk, which naturally tops every 59 and will not be ranked here. For more on the 58, click here.)

Criteria include whether or not the player won; the quality of the 59th shot; whether the round was shot on a par 70, 71 or 72; Strokes Gained; and intangibles. For example, the intangible that Chappell hit the magic number in his first TOUR start since undergoing major back surgery.

To be clear, there’s never been a bad one, and because finding fault with a 59 would be like finding fault with a rainbow, there are no losers here. Every 59 is beautiful, and golf’s most sacred number must be respected, hence the three-way tie for eighth place.

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