Golfer shoots 59 then jumps straight into the lake

Michael Caan cards incredible round of 59, then celebrates in style...

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Mon, 17 May 2021
Golfer shoots 59 then jumps straight into the lake

It might not have been a 59 on the PGA Tour, but it will go down as the greatest putt and celebration for golf's magic number of all time.

Take a bow 27-year-old golf teaching pro Michael Caan, who whizzed round Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia in 59 blows at the weekend.



Caan, who took to social media to show off his scorecard, made five birdies and two eagles on his final 10 holes to shoot 59.

“To non-golfers this number won’t mean much, but if you know... then you know,” Caan posted on Instagram post.

“This could be my only chance to ever shoot 59 and it was one of the best golfing experiences of my life.”

He added: “I’m so happy to have done this with a great group of guys. Thank you guys for capturing a life long memory!”

His round, and thankfully for our viewing pleasure, was highlighted by a stunning 40-footer for eagle at 18. 

Caan was on the move early and as the ball dropped, celebrated by throwing himself into the lake. 




To date, there have been 11 rounds of 59 on the PGA Tour: Al Geiberger (1977 Memphis Classic), Chip Beck (1991 Las Vegas Invitational), David Duval (1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic), Paul Goydos (2010 John Deere Classic), Stuart Appleby (2010 Greenbrier Classic), Jim Furyk (2013 BMW Championship), Justin Thomas (2017 Sony Open in Hawaii), Adam Hadwin (2017 CareerBuilder Challenge), Brandt Snedeker (2018 Wyndham Championship), Kevin Chappell (2019 Greenbrier) and Scottie Scheffler (2020 Northern Trust).

Furyk has also gone one better with a round of 58 at the 2016 Travelers Championship.