Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

New 59 Member on Tour

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

New 59 Member on Tour

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GOLF: Al Geiberger, Chip Beck, David Duval ... Paul Goydos.

The US PGA Tour's ever-so-exclusive 59 club has a self-deprecating new member after Goydos shot 28 on the back nine to break 60 in the first round of the John Deere Classic.

The 46-year-old Goydos rolled in a dozen birdies, including eight on the inward nine at par-71 TPC Deere Run.

He capped his glorious day with a seven-foot putt at the 18th hole that gave him the first 59 on the tour since Duval in 1999.

The round came as much as a surprise to Goydos as it did to everyone else, towards the end of a career that has seldom reached any great heights.

aToday was a nuclear bomb,a said Goydos.

aI don't know where it came from. If I knew that, I wouldn't be able to touch it.a

Defending champion Steve Stricker shot a 60, coming close to tying Goydos on No. …

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