Furyk burns it up in Illinois – 6th ever golfer to hit 59

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Updated: September 14, 2013

JIm Furyk wrote himself into the history books at the BMW Championship in Illinois by carding only the sixth ever sub 60 round in the US Tour.

The 43 year old, 8 time Ryder Cup player, scored a 59 to leave himself tied at the top of the leaderboard with overnight leader Snedeker who came home with a round of 3 under.

 

The historic round by the 2003 US Open champion included 11 birdies, an eagle and a bogey. Furyk holed a 115 yard wedge shot on the par 5 14th for an eagle in the highlight of a back 9 score of 28. The Pennsylvania native scored 3 birdies on the trot from the second hole on before bogeying the 5th. He held his nerve and secured his place in the record books with a three foot putt on the 9th to enter the clubhouse on 59. Ever the professional Furyk spoke to the press after his achievement saying “I’ll have to calm down later tonight and realise I’ve got myself in contention at a golf tournament where I was about nine back.”

Rory McILroy’s weekend continued on the poor form he showed on the opening day carding a 77 to go with his 78 to leave him dead last and free for the rest of the weekend.

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