May 18 2013
(Photo: PING Golf)
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
The putter Al Geiberger used to shoot the first 59 recorded on the PGA TOUR is staying in the PING Golf family. Last month, Geiberger auctioned off a large portion of his golf memorabilia through Green Jacket Auctions, including the clubs, putter and hat he wore during the historic round at the 1977 Memphis Classic.
While it's unclear who bought the clubs and hat, PING confirmed the PING Pal putter was already back at the company's headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz., after it was purchased for $7,222.
The putter will be displayed outside PING Chairman & CEO John Solheim's office in a trophy case alongside several other clubs, including a gold-plated version of Bubba Watson's Tour-S wedge (the wedge he used to hit the winning shot from the trees at the 2012 Masters), Louis Oosthuizen's S56 4-iron, and a replica of Angel Cabrera's i-Series 1/2 Craz-E putter from the 2009 Masters.