The fourth 59 in Web.com Tour history wasn't enough to win the Utah Championship on Sunday.
Will Wilcox reached golf's golden number at the par-71 Willow Creek Country Club in Sandy, Utah, with a final round that included 10 birdies and an eagle. But he finished one shot behind New Zealand's Steven Alker and Australia's Ashley Hall, who went to a playoff won by Alker thanks to a par on the opening hole.
Wilcox settled for a tie for third place and a piece of Web.com Tour history.
"With the conditions and the left pins, I was able to make some putts," Wilcox told PGATour.com. "It's huge, obviously. It's something every golfer dreams of, and on a par-71, it seems a little more attainable."
Wilcox started the day in a tie for 38th place and clinched the 59 with a six-foot birdie putt on his final hole (the par-4 ninth). He joined Notah Begay III, Doug Dunakey and Jason Gore as the only Web.com Tour players to break 60.
Wilcox's 59 came two days after Chad Collins nearly hit the number at the same event. Collins parred his final six holes during the second round Friday and finished with a 60. He went 68-69 on the weekend and, like Wilcox, finished tied for third at 21 under.
Alker (final-round 66) and Hall (65) closed regulation at 22 under. On the first hole of the playoff, the par-3 18th, Hall hit his tee shot into the water and ended up with a bogey, opening the door for Alker to win his first Web.com Tour title since 2009.
"I just tried to stay as calm as I could today," Alker told PGATour.com. "I was just trying to make as many birdies as I could because I knew there had been some low scores this week and someone from four or five back could come through and pick up the tournament."