Stuart '59' Appleby wins PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year

Jay Busbee

If you're going to come back, you gotta do it in style. Witness Stuart Appleby, who followed a horrendous 2009 with a year in which he notched a victory at the Greenbrier Classic, capped by a Sunday 59, as well as a win at the Australian Masters. He's one of only two players to record a 59 in the final round. (Mr. Perky Jerky, David Duval, was the other, back in 1999.) Let's look back, shall we?

Aw, yeah. Appleby played so poorly in 2009 that he fell outside the top 125 on the money list for the first time since his first year, and used a one-time career earnings exemption to get back on tour.

No such worries this time around; he finished 38th on the PGA's money list, and beat out Rocco Mediate and Arjun Atwal for the comeback honor.