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Golf's Magic Number

Only four professional golfers are members of the most exclusive club in the game: a 59 in official competition
Jeff Williams
From the Print Edition:
Hugh Grant, November/December 2009

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She knocked it nine feet past the hole. Her putt for 58 had too much pace and rolled three feet by. She wobbled that one in for her 59.

She still gets fan mail today addressed to Miss 59. She's asked to sign autographs with a 59. She used the number 59 on her golf balls and on her hat. Sorenstam, too, met Geiberger sometime afterward and they had a brief, low-key chat about their rounds. She came away with a feeling that very, very few players will ever have.

"You feel like you are part of a little 59 club," Sorenstam says. Yes, and there is only one way to get in.

Jeff Williams is a Cigar Aficionado contributing editor.

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tim mohan — Royal Oak, MI, USA,  —  September 21, 2013 4:36pm ET

I know this is about the PGA and LPGA, but not including than legendary Canadian golfer, Moe Norman, who shot 59 not once but 3 times in tournament play is a travesty. He is considered the greatest ball striker in the history of golf. He also sunk 17 hole in ones and set 30 course records.

David Savona September 22, 2013 4:27pm ET

Your comment jogged my memory. We covered Mo Norman quite some time ago, and his story is quite eye-opening. Here is the link:

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