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The Greatest Rounds of Golf Ever Played

CEO Bruce Gingrich has owned and run the Lifechek Drug chain of pharmacies for the last 25 years. When he is not overseeing company operations, Bruce Gingrich enjoys playing golf at Sweetwater Country Club in Sugarland, Texas.

In the game of golf, a perfect round is achieved when a player completes all 18 holes at one under par for each hole. On a par 73 course, a perfect round would be scored as a 55, while a 54 would constitute a perfect round on a par 72 course, and so on. To date, no player has ever succeeded in completing a perfect round at a professional tournament. Some have come close. In 2012, Rhein Gibson scored a 55 at the River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma, a par 71 course. Gibson’s round is generally accepted as the lowest score recorded on a major course and has been documented as such by the Guinness Book of World Records.

As far as professional golf tours are concerned, Ryo Ishikawa’s score of 58 at The Crowns, during the 2010 Japan Golf Tour, is the lowest. He finished the round 12 under par. Fifteen golfers have scored 59 during professional competition, with six of them coming in with scores 13 under par. David Duval achieved this feat in the final round of the 1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, one of only three players in the history of the PGA tour to do so, during what many consider to be the finest single round of golf ever played.