Anika Sorenstam shot a 59. What is the men's lowest score in golf and who shot it?
the lowest score by a lefthander is 61 by Todd Weir
Lowest 18 hole score for an amateur is 66, Ken Venturi, 1956.
59, held by Al Geiberger, Chip Beck and David Duval. Mickelson is the 16th player to shoot a 60.
Chip Beck was next to shoot the elusive number at the 1991 Las Vegas Invitational, one of only two five day long tournaments on the PGA Tour.
Ironically, David Duval shot a 59 as well at the Bob Hope Crysler Classic, the other five day long tournament.
These tournaments were played on courses whcih most would consider to be scorers courses, but the feat of breaking 60 can not be discounted by any means.
Shigeki Maruyama actually carded a 58 in a US Open qualifier in 2000, but this was not part of a regular tour event, as was Phil MIckelson's 59 at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf event in 2004 which only had the winners of the 4 majors competing in Hawaii in a non sanctioned event.
Of course, one could say that the person playing a regulation Par three Course (total 54) could shoot in the high 30's for a whole round, but there are no true records for this. I once shot a 53 for 18 on a par three course, but this pales in comparison to the pros listed above.
Two of the 63s came in the same round. During the first round at Baltusrol (Lower Course) in 1980, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf shared the lead with 63s.
The Lowest Recorded Score in the world is a 57 shot by Wayne Meyers of Easley, S.C. back in 1994 at Southern Oaks golf course in Powdersville, South Carolina in the USA.
The Lowest Recorded Score by a Woman in a professional tournament on an 18-hole course of more than 6,000 yards was a 62, first recorded by Mickey Wright on the Par 71, 6,286 yard Hogan Park Course at Midland, Texas, in November 1964. The score was equaled by Laura Davies in the 1991 Rail Charity Classic.
A Score of 59 The first professional to record a 59 on the US Pro Tour was Al Geiberger on June 10, 1977, in the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic at the Colonial Country Club. It included 11 birdies and an eagle and just 23 putts. The score was eventually equaled by Chip Beck, and more recently David Duval.
The Record for 36 Holes is 122 by Sam Snead in the 1959 Sam Snead Festival on May 16-17, 1959.
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