Australian pro golfer fires back-to-back 59s at Victoria golf course
Think shooting 59 is hard? How about shooting 59 two days in a row.
That’s exactly what Australian professional golfer Peter Wilson did last weekend. The 45-year-old journeyman, who turned pro in 2002 and is currently ranked 881 in the Official World Golf Rankings, broke the threshold below 60 on Saturday and Sunday at Lang Lang Golf Club, at 6,001 yards, par. Layout -70 in Victoria, according to the PGA Tour of Australasia, of which Wilson is a member.
Wilson’s first round to 11 shots had just two birdies and an eagle in the top nine before Wilson fired up, hitting each of his final seven holes. A day later, Wilson scored another 31–28, this time hitting Nos. 10 and 11, as well as Nos. 13–17.
The 59s are said to have come close to being the first such feat in golf history, although who can tell?
Wilson – not to be confused with the 55-year-old English travel pro of the same name – holds 10 career top 10s in 215 OWGR starts, including winning the 2012 Western Australian PGA Championship. Wilson has started five times on the PGA Tour of Australasia this year, last withdrawing from the Asian Tour’s New Zealand Open two weeks ago.