Who was the first player to shoot 59 on the PGA tour?

Category: Golf History
Al Geiberger first to shoot 59 at a PGA tournament
Source: pga.com

Clue

A player from the US

Answer

Al Geiberger was the first golfer in PGA history to shoot 59. It happened at the 1997 Memphis Classic.

More about Al Geiberger

Al Geiberger was born on the 1st of September 1937.

Al won 11 tournaments on the PGA Tour and 10 events on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour).

Al Geiberger had one of the classic golf swings of all-time.

Other players who have shot 59 at PGA tournaments are

  • 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)