Golf's Magic Number
Only four professional golfers are members of the most exclusive club in the game: a 59 in official competition
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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