Friday, August 22, 2008
Australian Golfer Fires a 59, Birdies Every Par-4 On the Course
For a minute yesterday I thought Hunter Mahan would make a run at that herald number, but it turned out an Aussie playing in the Queensland Sunshine Tour grabbed 59 instead.
Craig Jones' 13-under 59 was the lowest round ever carded in an professional event in Australia and matches the lowest ever on the PGA Tour with Al Geiberger, Chip Beck and Mr. David Duval, who have all posted sub-60.
Jones made two eagles, 10 birdies and a bogey on his round, making for an extremely colorful scorecard. As mentioned in the beautiful headline, Jones made a birdie on EVERY SINGLE par-4 he played, a feat that is almost as hard to swallow as someone firing a 59.
A 20-footer on his final hole had to drop and did, with Jones saying it felt like all his birthdays combined.
"When I hit the putt on the last I knew it had a chance and I can't describe the feeling when it went in," said Jones, who will join the Japanese Tour on Sunday.