Aug 3, 2010

Will We See Another 59 This Year?

Who would of though that over the past month two PGA pros would shoot 59. Considering it had only been done previously on the PGA Tour 3 other times the odds are pretty remarkable. Stuart Appleby’s 59 this past Sunday was even more awesome because he won the tournament he was playing.

After playing 11 weeks straight on the PGA Tour he came up with a 59 in the final round and sealed a victory over Jeff Overton who stumbled down the stretch. Appleby hadn’t won since the 2006 Houston Open and was just trying to play his way out of a long slump of inconsistent play.

If you were to do some online betting on golf for the Greenbrier Classic, Appleby was a great pick for the Greenbrier Classic. At 60 to 1 odds of winning the tournament, I’m sure there were a few that were smiling after Appleby’s 59 and victory. I wonder if there were any betting on another 59 being shot . I have no idea what the odds would of been but if any Sportsbooks took bets on it someone out there had to have gotten rich.

If you count Annika Sorenstam’s, and the two Nike (Nationwide) Tour achievements. Golf’s magical number of 59 now has been scored eight times here they are in order:

Al Geiberger: 1977 Memphis Classic
Chip Beck: 1991 Las Vegas Invitational
Notah Begay: 1998 Nike Tour (now the Nationwide) Dominion Open
Doug Dunakey: 1998 Nike Miami Valley Open
David Duval: 1999 Bob Hope Classic
Annika Sorenstam: 2001 Standard Register Ping
Paul Goydos: 2010 John Deere Classic
Stuart Appleby: 2010 Greenbrier Classic

Will we see any more pros hit the elusive 59 again this year, what would the odds be and can I get in on some of that action.

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