Stuart Appleby became the fifth PGA golfer in history to shoot a score of 59. His score came on the final day of the tournament as he won the 2010 PGA Greenbrier Classic by one shot.
JB Holmes shot a 60 during the third round of the tournament but was out done on the last day by Appleby’s 59. Appleby was able to move ahead of third round leader Jeff Overton who was 21 under for the tournament. Overton shot a 62 during the second round but failed to catch Appleby in the final round.
On the final day of the tournament Appleby shot 11 under, giving him an overall score of 22 under to win the tournament.
Appleby joins Paul Goydos, Chip Beck, David Duval and Al Geiberger as the only other pro golfers to achieve this milestone.
It was the first time a PGA pro shot 59 in the final round of a tournament since David Duval did it to win the 1999 Bob Hope Classic. Last month Paul Goydos shot a 59 during the first round of the John Deere Classic.
The first recorded score of 59 was shot by Al Geiberger during the 1977 Memphis Classic. Chip Beck recorded a 59 score at the 1991 Las Vegas Invitational.
On Sunday in Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, it was Stuart Appleby that made golf history to win the Greenbrier Classic. The win cements Appleby’s status as one of the top international players on the PGA tour.