David Duval Shoots a 59 to Tie Record

Duval is a pretty well known name in the Capital Region.  A golfing family, David Duval’s name still pops up on occasion on the pro tour.  Duval has struggled in recent years, but how many of you remember when he brought the course to its knees in 1999 with a round of 59 in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.  It matched the best score in PGA history.  Duval at one point was seven strokes behind the leader, but came back and scored a one-stroke victory over Jerry Pate. To achieve his score of 59, Duval had to sink an eagle put on the 18th hole. He joined Al Geiberger and Chip Beck who scored 59s in 1977 and 1991.  Duval’s 59 was the top closing round in tour history.

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