When Al Geiberger became the first golfer to shoot a mythical 59 in a PGA Tour event 30 years ago, the automatic comparison some fans made was to Roger Bannister.
"Roger Bannister was the first man to break 4 minutes in the mile," Geiberger said. "Everyone remembers him. No one remembers the guys who came after him."
But while Bannister's 1954 so-called impossible achievement of a sub-4-minute mile has been surpassed thousands of times, Geiberger's 59 in the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic on June 10, 1977, has only been matched twice on the PGA Tour.