This has been the biggest year ever for golfers to break 60, the holy grail in golf. It happened twice in the past week, with Alabama teen Bobby Wyatt shooting 57 in his state's boys championship and Stuart Appleby firing 59 to win on the PGA Tour.
Why is this happening? Check out LI Golfbeat in Newsday tomorrow.
Here are some notable 50s scores in golf history:
55--Homero Blancas, 1962 Premier Invitational (on a course measuring just more than 5,000 yards)
57—Bobby Wyatt, July 28, Alabama State Boys Junior Championship
58—Shigeki Maruyama at U.S. Open sectional qualifier in 2000, Jason Bohn in 2001 Canadian Tour Bayer Championship, Ryo Ishikawa on May 2 at The Crowns on Japan Tour.
59—Al Geiberger (1977 Memphis Classic), Chip Beck (1991 Las Vegas Invitational), David Duval (1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic), Annika Sorenstam (2000 LPGA Standard Register Ping), Paul Goydos (2010 John Deere Classic), Stuart Appleby (2010 Greenbrier Classic)