You have to play phenomenally to shoot 59, so it’s no surprise the PGA Tour’s 59 club has just 6 members while the European Tour’s is not yet up and running

Al Geiberger, 1977 Memphis Classic

Geiberger was the inaugural member of the 59 Club, putting his wonder score together during the second round of the 1977 Memphis Classic at Colonial Country Club.

Geiberger, who obviously became known as Mr 59, crammed 11 birdies and an eagle into his 13-under par round, and went on to win the tournament, despite not bettering 70 in his other three rounds.

Al Geiberger, the original Mr 59, during his later Champions Tour career

Al Geiberger, the original Mr 59, during his later Champions Tour career

Chip Beck, 1991 Las Vegas Invitational

Beck’s 59 came during the third round of the 1991 Las Vegas Invitational at the Sunrise Golf Course. He opened up with a 40-footer for birdie on his first hole – the 10th – and never let up, adding 12 more birdies.

Sunrise was a late replacement for Spanish Trails, and many players felt a 59 might be possible as the course was short, flat, new and never really designed to host a tournament.

Beck didn’t mind either way as the Hilton Corp hotel chain had put up a $500,000 bonus if anyone could shoot 59, with a further half million going to junior golf and PGA Tour charities – phenomenal sums given that the typical winner’s cheque that year was $180,000.

Chip Beck got a vey tidy $500,000 bonus for his 59 in 1991

Chip Beck got a very tidy $500,000 bonus for his 59 in 1991

David Duval, 1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic

Double D could play a bit in his heyday, nowhere more so than in his highly impressive 59 during the final round of the 1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

Duval had already compiled 11 birdies heading into the 18th, before memorably hitting it close on the par-5 finale and rolling in the six-footer for eagle.

Most impressive of all is that Duval had birdie or eagle putts on 17 holes and only four of those were outside 10ft. He won the event by one from Steve Pate.

A relatively rare display of emotion for David Duval as he shoots 59 with a closing eagle in 1999

A relatively rare display of emotion for David Duval as he shoots 59 with a closing eagle in 1999

Paul Goydos, 2010 John Deere Classic

Goydos needed just 22 putts in his opening 59 at the 2010 John Deere Classic, shooting an eight-under par 28 on the back nine to match the lowest nine-hole score in relation to par in PGA Tour history.

Incredibly, he only led by one from Steve Stricker, the only man in PGA Tour history to shoot 60 in the first round and find himself trailing!

All smiles for Paul Goydos as he opens with a 59 in the 2010 John Deere Classic

All smiles for Paul Goydos as he opens with a 59 in the 2010 John Deere Classic

Stuart Appleby, 2010 Greenbrier Classic

2010 was a vintage year for 59s with Stuart Appleby holing a curling left-to-right 15-footer to not only join the 59 Club but also claim the Greenbrier Classic in dramatic fashion.

Six-under to the turn, Appleby bagged an eagle on 12 and then a trio of birdies to close out his round and pip Jeff Overton by one.

Stuart Appleby's scorecard for the final round of the 2010 Greenbrier Classic

Stuart Appleby’s scorecard for the final round of the 2010 Greenbrier Classic

Jim Furyk, 2013 BMW Championship

Furyk’s 59 came in the second round of the BMW Championship in 2013. After a solid start playing the back nine first, his round really got a lift when he holed out from 115 yards on 15 with a wedge to be six-under after six.

Remarkably, Furyk bogeyed the 5th on his homeward run, but hit the magic number with a majestic wedge approach to three feet on his final hole before calmly rolling the putt in.

Jim Furyk is the most recent to join the PGA Tour's exclusive 59 Club

Jim Furyk is the most recent to join the PGA Tour’s exclusive 59 Club

There have been a number of 59s on the Web.com Tour over the years, and one on the Challenge Tour in Europe in 2006 for Adrien Mork.

Annika Sorenstam shot 59 in the LPGA Tour’s 2001 Standard Register Ping, while Ryo Ishikawa went one better with a 58 in The Crowns event on the Japan Golf Tour in 2010.