Al Geiberger, PGA

The first "59" in PGA Tour history

Geiberger joined the ranks of the world’s most elite athletes during that magical day on June 10, 1977, when he recorded 11 birdies and an eagle to score the first “59” in PGA Tour history, catapulting him to victory in the 1977 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic. “Mr. 59” won 11 times on the PGA Tour during the 1960s and 1970s. Geiberger’s silky smooth swing carried him to 10 more victories on the Champions Tour during the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, including the lucrative Vantage championship. Geiberger’s Ryder Cup record speaks for itself; a two-time team member, Geiberger played for Captains Ben Hogan (1967) and Arnold Palmer (1975) on two of the strongest United States squads since the matches’ inception in 1927.