Jim Furyk made history on Sunday at the Travelers Championship, shooting the first-ever 58 in PGA Tour history. It's nearly 40 years since Al Geiberger, aka Mr. 59, became the first to shoot 59 in a PGA Tour event. Now we have a Mr. 58.
To help put Furyk's record-breaking round in context, here are a couple of facts about his incredible round.
There have been approximately 613,000 rounds in PGA Tour history, and Furyk's is the lowest ever.
The accomplishment just builds Furyk's case for the Hall of Fame.
Furyk's 58 joins the ranks of other 58s shot on professional tours.
Jim Furyk joins Jason Bohn (Mackenzie Tour, 2001), Ryo Ishikawa (Japan Tour, 2003) and Stephan Jaeger (Web.com Tour, 2016). Incredibly, Jaeger shot his 58 last week at TPC Stonebrae en route to breaking the four-day scoring record with a 250.
Firing on all cylinders: Furyk hit all 18 greens in regulation, carded 10 birdies and one eagle and needed just 24 putts.
Furyk holed out on the third hole for eagle, and had just 10 putts on the front nine -- as he made the turn in 27! That's one off the tour's record on nine holes -- held by Corey Pavin (26 at 2006 U.S. Bank Championship). Furyk was 11-under through his first 12 holes, including seven birdies in a row from holes six through 12.
Experience on his side: The 46-year-old shot the last 59 on the PGA Tour -- in the third round of the BMW Championship in 2013.
Furyk is the first-ever player to shoot two sub-60 rounds -- and he's now the oldest to do it. The five other rounds of 59: Al Geiberger (1977, Memphis Classic), Chip Beck (1991, Las Vegas Classic), David Duval (1999, Bob Hope Classic), Paul Goydos (2010, John Deere Classic), Stuart Appleby (2010, Greenbrier Classic).
Furyk started Sunday 16 shots off the lead, and made the cut on the number on Friday.
Furyk holed an eight-footer for par on his 18th hole on Friday just to make the cut. His 58 puts him four shots off the lead before the leaders tee off. Just like his 59 in 2013, Furyk's sub-60 round will be in a non-winning effort.
This was the ninth time Furyk hit all 18 greens in regulation.
What a ball-striking machine.
After his 2-over round of 72 on Saturday, Furyk said caddie Mike "Fluff" Cowan sent pictures of Furyk's swing to his father and swing coach, Mike Furyk. Furyk said that's the FIRST time he has ever done that.
It's amazing that Furyk made history after admitting his swing was "a mess" the previous day.
Apparently, Furyk proved himself wrong on Sunday.
Back in 2013 after his 59 at the BMW Championship, Furyk said: "How many opportunities are you going to have in your life to do this?" Little did he know, he'd top that feat less than three years later.