Phil Mickelson nearly became the sixth player in PGA TOUR history to record a 59 in competition Thursday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open before his putt horseshoed around the hole and out on his final hole of the day, the par-4 ninth. Mickelson's 60 matches his career low, which he shot in this tournament in 2005.
Here's a look who has shot 59, complete with details:
||TPC Old White
|2010 Greenbrier Classic
||One eagle, nine birdies. Made 11-foot birdie putt on the 18th to win by one.|
||TPC Deere Run
|2010 John Deere Classic
||Twelve birdies. Made 7-foot putt birdie putt on the 18th hole.
||PGA West Palmer Course (Par 72)
||1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic||Final
||One eagle, 11 birdies. Made 6-foot eagle on 18th hole. Won by a stroke.|
|1991 Las Vegas Invitational
||13 birdies. Began on back nine, birdied last three, included 3-footer on last.|
|1977 Memphis Classic
||One eagle, 11 birdies. Began on back nine, made 8-foot birdie putt on ninth.|
PGA TOUR veteran Paul Goydos underwent surgery to remove a bone spur in his left wrist on Tuesday.
Goydos tweeted Wednesday that the "Surgery went well. The Doctor didn't find any problems but the Bone spur." He later tweeted that it will be 6-8 weeks "at best" before he will touch a club.
"Will no more when I go back to the DR next week," Goydos tweeted.
The 47-year-old, who is a two-time PGA TOUR champ, also thanked his Twitter followers for their good wishes. "To all of you out there in twitter world, thanks for the kind words and support. I don't have the most followers, but I think I have the best" @PaulGoydosPGA
At least Goydos will have some entertainment during his layoff. His alma mater, Long Beach State, takes on New Mexico at 4:10 p.m. ET on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Paul Goydos withdrew late Thursday after finishing his first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Goydos had shot an 80 that included a back-nine 43. He made three double bogeys, four bogeys and one birdie during the round.
Thursday evening, Goydos tweeted his frustration.
@PaulGoydos Got no game whatsoever!! Left Wrist, Right Elbow, and left knee are hurting. It's only The first week in February!! Going to be a long year
PGATOUR.COM’s countdown of the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2012 begins today.
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