Pro golfer achieves milestone, shooting 59 on Asian Tour.


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Key Points:

  • John Catlin becomes the first player to shoot 59 on the Asian Tour.
  • Catlin’s quirky golf accomplishments include three-time winner on DP World Tour and slow-play penalties.

Article Summary:

John Catlin, a 33-year-old American golfer, added another quirky entry to his resume by shooting a bogey-free 59 in the third round at the International Series Macau, becoming the first player to break 60 in the history of the Asian Tour. Catlin’s accomplishment comes with an asterisk as the field was playing under a local rule allowing lift, clean, and place due to wet conditions on the course. Catlin has been fascinated by golf’s magic number for a while, as he noted that the passwords he uses all end with 59. This marks the fourth sub-60 score posted in men’s pro golf in 2024.