There’s been a lot of rounds played by golfers on the PGA Tour. About 1.5 million if you’re looking for a number. Never before had anyone shot a 58 in one of those rounds until Sunday.
Former Arizona golfer Jim Furyk did it, carding ten birdies and an eagle in the final round of the Travelers’ Championship, including seven-straight birdies from holes 6-12.
"It's phenomenal ... something you dream of." https://t.co/ymfWWWnTwQ— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 7, 2016
History!— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 7, 2016
Jim Furyk shoots 58!
It's the lowest round in PGA TOUR history.
1: Par— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 7, 2016
18: Par pic.twitter.com/cU1eabgCH8
Furyk was 16 shots off the lead heading into Sunday’s action, so this doesn’t even get him to the top of the leaderboard. Things were going so poorly for Furyk that he apparently did something he’s never done before looking for some help:
Golf is so bizarre: Jim Furyk was so frustrated with his ball-striking Saturday that he sent swing pics to his dad for first time.— Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) August 7, 2016
Jim Furyk was one of the golfers that had shot 59 before, but now he’s cemented his place in golf history with this particular round.
Jim Furyk's stats from his 58.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 7, 2016
Putts: 24 pic.twitter.com/oX2SG4myjs
When you try to enter a 58 into the computer... pic.twitter.com/oV1Tmi127f— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) August 7, 2016
Jim Furyk can now tell people he once shot 59 on the PGA Tour -- and it wasn't even his best career round.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) August 7, 2016
Pretty remarkable to think that Jim Furyk has now shot both a 58 and a 59 in competition - and didn't win either event.— Will Gray (@WillGrayGC) August 7, 2016