Jim Furyk joins select club with 59

Sep 15, 2013, 02:21 IST | AFP

Jim Furyk became just the sixth player in US PGA Tour history to fire a 12-under 59, his sizzling round lifting him into a share of the BMW Championship halfway lead.

Furyk capped his round at the par-71 Conway Farms Golf Club with a three-foot birdie at the ninth hole, his last of the day. He had 11 birdies, one eagle and one bogey and joined Brandt Snedeker atop the leaderboard.

Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk holds up his ball after the Second Round of the BMW Championship. Pic/AFP

“There’s not much I could have improved on today,” said Furyk, who got off to a sizzling start with birdies at his first three holes, the 10th, 11th and 12th. Another birdie at the par-five 14th was followed by an eagle at the par-four 15th, where he holed a wedge from 115 yards out in the fairway.

Birdies at 17 and 18 saw him make the turn in 28. From there, the eight-time Ryder Cup player said, he tried to forget about his first nine holes and just focus on his inward run.

He birdied three in a row starting at the second before his only miscue of the day, a bogey at the par-four fifth. Furyk is the first US PGA Tour player to post a 59 since 2010, when both Paul Goydos and Australian Stuart Appleby achieved the feat. David Duval, Chip Beck and Al Geiberger have also done it. 

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