Thursday, July 8, 2010

Deere John, Goydos Shoots A 59...

Paul Goydos became the fourth player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59, putting up a 12-under score in the opening round of the John Deere Classic.

He ties the lowest competitive round in PGA Tour history and is the first to ever do it in the first round of a tournament.

Goydos had 12 birdies and six pars. Eight of the birdies came on the final nine holes of the par-71 TPC Deere Run course in Silvis, Illinois.

David Duval at the 1999 Bob Hope Classic, Chip Beck at the 1991 Las Vegas Invitational, and Al Geiberger at the 1977 Memphis Classic also have shot 59 in a PGA Tour event.

Until our friends at WQAD-TV in the Quad Cities have proof, we're just going to have to go on their word in this...

In the interim, here's a PTI segment with him where he spent five good minutes with Wilbon and Tony...
((HT: ESPN/RiceSportManagement))

The HQ approves of his Dirtbags lid... if his name is a little familiar to you, it comes from his run at the 2008 Players, where he lost in a playoff to Sergio Garcia.

A story John Feinstein did for Golf Digest as a backgrounder, is mandatory reading.

But John Buccigross did catch up with Goydos after his round...
((HT: ESPN))

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