After shooting their 59s, Appleby and Goydos struggling to find their form

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Paul Goydos missed several cuts in a row in the aftermath of his career-best round.
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Doug Ferguson
Associated Press

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Published: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 | 12:10 a.m.

For Paul Goydos and Stuart Appleby, shooting a 59 was the highlight of their careers.

What followed? Not so much.

"I haven't even made a cut," Goydos said last week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, where he ended that dubious streak.

Goydos opened with a 59 at the John Deere Classic and wound up second to Steve Stricker. He then missed the cut in the British Open, The Greenbrier Classic and the PGA Championship before finishing 70th at the TPC Boston.

Appleby is getting better results, just not better scores. Since he shot 59 in the final round to win The Greenbrier, he has yet to break 70 in his last 16 rounds.

This was news to the Australian.

"The only thing I know is I shot the only 59 of my career," Appleby said after closing with a 70 on Monday. "And that's the only stat I'm likely to remember."

Appleby has made the cut every week, but hasn't cracked the top 50.

"I just haven't been able to get the magic with the putter," he said. "I can't get to that point where I'm tipping my cap. But I'm happy with the way I'm playing."