No-one has yet managed a 59 on the European Tour, but the 60 Club has 17 members, with Darren Clarke the only man to achieve the feat twice

There have been 18 official rounds of 60 on the European Tour dating from David Llewellyn’s in the 1988 AGF Biarritz Open to Peter Uihlein’s in the 2013 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Nicolas Colsaerts’ 60 in the 2014 Portgual Masters was deemed unofficial as preferred lies were in force during a very wet, and ultimately very short, week.

The eighteen 60s to date have varied from eight-under par to 12-under, with eight players achieving the latter.

While the magical 59 has thus far eluded European Tour campaigners, some of the 60s have probably been better rounds than some of the PGA Tour’s 59s that haven’t been as many under par.

The European Tour’s 12-under 60-shooters are…

Jamie Spence, Canon European Masters, 1992

Having seemingly shot himself out of it on Saturday, The Englishman surged through the field on Sunday, playing the last six holes in seven-under before defeating Anders Forsbrand on the second play-off hole with another birdie.

Spence remains the only man to shoot 60 in the final round for victory.

Even without the podium you can probably still guess who's just shot 60 to win

Even without the podium you can probably still guess who’s just shot 60 to win

Bernhard Langer, Linde German Masters, 1997

Langer’s record-equalling effort came in round three en route to a comfortable six-shot victory on home soil.

He started off with a 4in tap-in birdie on the 1st, with the highlight then a 20-yard chip-in eagle on the 5th from through the back of the green.

Darren Clarke, Smurfit European Open, 1999

Clarke’s second career-round of 60 was three shots better to par than his first in Monte Carlo and “should have been better” according to playing partner, Ian Woosnam.

But despite joining the 60 Club and recording a hole-in-one in the third round, Clarke lost by three to old pal Lee Westwood after stumbling to a 75 on the final day.

This missed putt would have given Darren Clark a record-breaking ninth consecutive birdie at the K Club in 1999

This missed putt would have given Darren Clarke a record 9th consecutive birdie at the K Club in 1999