So basically the European Tour is not counting the two rounds scored as 59's due to the fact they were played under preferred lies, "lift, clean, and place rules"
Not sure I agree with the European's decision on this one. If the tournament sanctioned preferred lies, and a golfer shoots a 59 it should be legitimized. Now, when discussing the history of scores shot, all the 59's, and some magical scores like Johnny Miller's 63 at Oakmont. Then it can be brought up int he discussion of, "Hey that 59 isn't as good as that 59", but I still think it is a 59 and should be recorded as such by the European Tour.