To commemorate the 14 golfers who have earned sub-60 scores in professional competition, the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum opened its newest exhibit, Breaking 60. The idea for the exhibit came after Jim Furyk’s historic final round at the 2016 Travelers Championship. During that round, Furyk tied the lowest recorded score in golf history with a 58 and simultaneously became the only golfer to mark two sub-60 rounds (he previously scored a 59 in the second round of the 2013 BMW Championship). Furyk graciously loaned his scorecard, glove, hat and ball from the round to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
After plans were set to honor the then-nine golfers to attain this feat, two more PGA TOUR players came swooping in with their own 59s. Justin Thomas opened his 2017 Sony Open tournament with a 59 – a tournament he subsequently won – followed by another 59 hit by Adam Hadwin during the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge the next week.
A few 59s later, and just like that the exhibit has grown to an amazing 14 sub-60 golfers.
The Sub-60 Club:
- Al Geiberger: 59 – 1977 Memphis Classic, 2nd Round, PGA TOUR
- Chip Beck: 59 – 1991 Las Vegas Invitational, 3rd Round, PGA TOUR
- David Duval: 59 – 1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Final Round, PGA TOUR
- Annika Sorenstam: 59 – 2001 Standard Register PING, 2nd Round, LPGA Tour
- Masahiro Kuramoto: 59 – 2003 Acorn International, 1st Round, Japan Tour
- Ryo Ishikawa: 58 – 2010 Crowns Invitational, Final Round, Japan Tour
- Paul Goydos: 59 – 2010 John Deere Classic, 1st Round, PGA TOUR
- Stuart Appleby: 59 – 2010 Greenbrier Classic, Final Round, PGA TOUR
- Jim Furyk: 59 – 2013 BMW Championship, 2nd Round, PGA TOUR
- Jim Furyk: 58 – 2016 Travelers Championship, Final Round, PGA TOUR
- Justin Thomas: 59 – 2017 Sony Open, 1st Round, PGA TOUR
- Adam Hadwin: 59 – 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge, 3rd Round, PGA TOUR
- Brandt Snedeker: 59 – 2018 Wyndham Championship, 1st Round, PGA TOUR
- Oliver Fisher: 59 – 2018 Portugal Masters, 2nd Round, European Tour
- Kevin Chappell: 59 – 2019 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, 2nd Round, PGA TOUR