The lowest score in a tournament on the PGA Tour is a 59. This feat has been achieved 5 times. David Duval is one of the players who has shot the record low. In 1999 he shot 31 on the front nine and 28 on the back nine during the final round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. This feat is amazing in of itself but what is more unbelievable are the circumstances surrounding the round. Duval was trailing by 1 shot going into the final hole which was a par 5. He also needed an eagle (2 under par) to shoot a 59...do you see where this is going? What I think is one of the most remarkable feats ever on the PGA Tour, Duval indeed eagled the final hole to shoot a 59 and win the tournament by one shot. What an amazing feat that was.
A little about David Duval...
First of his nickname is Double D's...how sick is that??
In 1999 he was the number one ranked player in the world.
I have heard many players say that through 2001, when he won the British Open, he was in total control of his golf swing. Some say that it was mesmerizing to watch him play and he would make the game look effortless.
After Duval won the British Open in 2001, he dropped off the map. That win is still his last victory and he has only surfaced a few times with a run on the leaderboard.
Some say he had a mental breakdown and he has said that he won the British Open and thought "Is this it?"
Duval is still playing on the tour and it is tough to really feel bad for him because he is making good money and he is a fan favorite. I regard Duval as having one of the best swings ever, in his prime. He had great tempo and the whole swing was fluid one complete motion. Here is a video of him back in his prime.