Al Geiberger is an accomplished professional golfer who has won 11 PGA tour events, 10 senior tour events, and 8 super senior (for golfers 60 and older) competitions. He is also the father of Brent Geiberger
, a PGA Tour pro.
Al started the Mr. 59 tournament for charity, with proceeds going to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and Desert Junior Golf's Matthew Geiberger Scholarship Fund. The tournament is named for his famous round of 13-under 59 in the 1977 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic. It was the first sub-60 round in PGA history.
Due to inflammatory bowel disease, Al had surgery to remove his colon in 1980, and now has an ileostomy. He credits Rolf Benirschke
as an inspiration to him in overcoming his illness.