Jim Furyk shoots sixth 59 in PGA Tour history
By Alex Myers
How's that for timing? Nine days after Jim Furyk was left off the U.S. Presidents Cup team by captain Fred Couples Furyk responded with the round of his life.
On Friday, the 43-year-old shot 59 in the second round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms GC, becoming just the sixth player to ever break 60 on the PGA Tour.
Furyk began his round on the back nine with three straight birdies. He holed out from the fairway for eagle on No. 15 before birdieing 17 and 18. A three-putt bogey on No. 5 put the accomplishment in jeopardy, but Furyk responded with birdies on Nos. 7 and 9.
On his closing hole, Furyk stuck his approach from 105 yards to three feet. All six 59s have been capped with a birdie and an eagle, though Furyk became the first to pull off the feat despite making a bogey.