Hayden Springer finishes eagle-birdie for a 59 at John Deere Classic

Rookie Hayden Springer shoots the 14th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history in the first round of the John Deere Classic.

Hayden Springer shoots a 59
Hayden Springer shoots a 59

Rookie Hayden Springer finished eagle-birdie to shoot a sensational round of 59 in the first round of the John Deere Classic.

Springer, who earned his PGA Tour card via Q-School in December 2023, made eight birdies and two eagles to shoot the 14th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history. 

The American missed seven of his first eight cuts on the PGA Tour this season.

But he put all of that to one side in the first round at TPC Deere Run.

Springer burst out the blocks with a joint-record 27 on the front nine.

Despite making five pars in a row from the 10th, Springer sprinted to the finish line by going birdie-par-eagle-birdie to shoot a 12-under 59.

Springer's eagle on 17 came with a 40-yard chip shot from the left rough.

He then buried a 12-footer on the 18th to join the 59 club on the PGA Tour.

The magical round hauled Springer into a commanding four-shot lead when he finished his round.


Springer isn't the only man to shoot 59 at the John Deere Classic.

Paul Goydos shot 59 in the first round back in 2010. 

Springer's 59 comes just two weeks after Cameron Young fired the same number. 

A total of 14 sub-60s have now been shot on the PGA Tour. 

Jim Furyk holds the lowest round of 58 in PGA Tour history, something he achieved at the 2016 Travelers Championship.

Here's a look at the 14 sub-60 rounds in PGA Tour history

Jim Furyk58 (-12)Final2016 Travelers ChampionshipT-5
Al Geiberger59 (-13)21977 Memphis ClassicWon
Chip Beck59 (-13)31991 Las Vegas InvitationalT-3
David Duval59 (-13)Final1999 Bob Hope Chrysler ClassicWon
Paul Goydos59 (-12)12010 John Deere Classic2
Stuart Appleby59 (-11)Final2010 Greenbrier ClassicWon
Jim Furyk59 (-12)22013 BMW Championship3
Justin Thomas59 (-11)12017 Sony OpenWon
Adam Hadwin59 (-13)32017 CareerBuilder Challenge2
Brandt Snedeker59 (-11)12018 Wyndham ChampionshipWon
Kevin Chappell59 (-11)22019 A Military Tribute at The GreenbrierT-47
Scottie Scheffler59 (-12)22020 The Northern TrustT-4
Cameron Young59 (-11)32024 Travelers ChampionshipT-9
Hayden Springer59 (-12)12024 John Deere ClassicTBD

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