Image via WikipediaA 59 is about the only thing that could make me write and article about the John Deere Classic. A PGA Tour stop where players can pretty much pick the number they want to shoot and then go do it. Although I doubt Paul was thinking he would shoot 59. This is a very impressive feat and congratulations to Paul on his historic round.
What Does 59 Look Like?
A "5" with a "9" next to it. That's pretty obvious. On the scorecard however, it looks like this:
For those of you who can't follow (sorry it's not the best chart), there are 12 birdies and 6 pars. He was 4 under through 9 (shooting a 31) and shot 8 UNDER on the back. Yes, he birdied 8 of the 9 holes on the backside. Here is Paul Goydos Scorecard.
Should We Give Paul Goydos the Trophy and Prize Check?
You would think if you become the 4th man in PGA Tour history to shoot 59 you would be a lock for the title that weekend. Unfortunately for Paul, Steve Stricker shot an 11 Under 60. On the flip side, Steve had to think he would be going into the clubhouse after the first round with the lead... Sorry Steve.
Like most golf fans, this event means very little to me with the British Open coming up but anyone who shoots 59 deserves the recognition. I am curious to see if he wins the event with Stricker on is heals. If you want to read more you can visit the PGA Tour Website.