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Appleby shoots 59 in final round at Greenbrier

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Australian Stuart Appleby became the fifth player to shoot 59 in a PGA Tour event when he signed off with the 11-under-par score at the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia on Sunday.

Seven strokes off the lead going into the final round on the Old White Course at The Greenbrier, Appleby piled up nine birdies and an eagle at the par-five 12th to post a 22-under total of 258.

American Paul Goydos was the most recent player to card the magical number, in the opening round of the John Deere Classic this month.

Al Geiberger posted the U.S. Tour’s first 59 at Colonial Country Club in 1977. The second 59 was registered by Chip Beck at the 1991 Las Vegas Invitational and David Duval matched the feat in the final round of the 1999 Bob Hope Classic.

Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Ed Osmond