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Al Geiberger
Personal information
Full name Allen Lee Geiberger, Sr.
Nickname Mr. 59
Born September 1, 1937 (1937-09-01) (age 72)
Red Bluff, California, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
Turned professional 1959
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 29
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 11
Champions Tour 10
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 1)
The Masters T12: 1972
U.S. Open T2: 1969, 1976
Open Championship T13: 1974
PGA Championship Won: 1966

Allen Lee Geiberger, Sr. (born September 1, 1937) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous golf tournaments.

Geiberger was born in Red Bluff, California. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1959 and turned professional soon after.

Geiberger won eleven times on the PGA Tour, including one major championship, the 1966 PGA Championship. He played on the 1967 and 1975 Ryder Cup teams. He also won ten times on the Senior PGA Tour (now called the Champions Tour).

On June 10, 1977, in the second round of the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic played at the Colonial Country Club in Memphis, Tennessee, he became the first person in history to post a score of 59 (par was 72) in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event. He shot a bogey free round of six pars, eleven birdies, and one eagle. He went on to win the tournament.

In 1980, Geiberger had surgery to remove his colon due to inflammatory bowel disease and now has an ileostomy.

Geiberger's son Brent is also a professional golfer and has won two PGA Tour events. Another son, John, is the coach of the Pepperdine University golf team that won the 1997 NCAA Championship.

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Professional wins (29)

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PGA Tour wins (11)

Major championship is shown in bold.

Other wins (6)

Senior PGA Tour wins (10)

Other senior wins (2)

Major Championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin Runners-up
1966 PGA Championship 4 shot lead E (68-72-68-72=280) 4 strokes United States Dudley Wysong

Results timeline

Tournament 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
The Masters DNP CUT DNP T13 T24 T44 T36 T30 T13
U.S. Open T12 CUT CUT T14 T4 T30 T28 T9 T2
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP T5 T19 19 1 T5 T8 T35
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Masters T45 T24 T12 T37 T31 CUT T15 CUT T42 DNP
U.S. Open CUT T55 T21 T13 T18 T38 T2 T10 T53 T19
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T13 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T16 T30 CUT T18 8 T33 CUT T6 CUT T65
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Masters CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP T67 CUT CUT CUT T74 DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

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