Furyk cards record-tying 59 at BMW Championship
By Herb Gould email@example.com September 13, 2013 5:24PM
Jim Furyk acknowledges the gallery after posting a 59, tying the PGA single round record, during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill., Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
On a blustery day in Lake Forest, Jim Furyk made history Friday, shooting 59 at the BMW Championship, tying the lowest round ever shot in a PGA tour event.
Furyk is the sixth player to shoot 59 and joins Stuart Appleby (2010 Greenbrier Classic), Paul Goydos (2010 John Deere Classic), David Duval (1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic), Chip Beck (1991 Las Vegas Invitational) and Al Geiberger (1977 Memphis Classic) in the 59 Club.
Furyk, who’s 11-under for the tournament, pulled into a tie for the lead with Brandt Snedeker, who shot 68.
Furyk, who won the 2003 U.S. Open at Olympia Fields and the 2005 Western Open at Cog Hill, now has added a memorable north suburban moment to his Chicagoland highlights reel.
Starting on the back nine, Furyk shot a 28 that was highlighted by an eagle two on the 334-yard 15th hole. Furyk couldn’t see his second shot, a wedge over a bunker to a tight pin, drop in. But he celebrated with caddie Fluff Cowan when he realized from the roaring gallery that his work was done on that hole.
Furyk shot 31 on his second nine, where he started so strong he looked like he might become the first player to card a 58. But a three-putt bogey on No. 5 after an aggressive first putt and a par on the par-five eighth hole snuffed that chance.