Jim Furyk certainly solidified himself as a future member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Furyk, age 46, became the first golfer to shoot 58 in competition on the PGA Tour. He did it Sunday in the final round of the Travelers Championship posting a 12-under-58 at TPC River Highlands.
Furyk, who was already one of just six players (none of which are Palmer, Woods, Jones or Nicklaus) to card a 59 on the PGA Tour, set himself apart again with this round which included him hitting 18 of 18 Greens in Regulation. Furyk posted a seven-birdie-in-a-row run from the front nine to back nine carding 27 on his opening nine holes.
Furyk. who finished 2015 at No. 9 in the world rankings, has nearly 20 PGA Tour victories including the U.S. Open and TOUR Championship.
He went par-par-par on Nos. 13, 14 and 15, including a violent lip out for birdie at the 15th. The 24th ranked player in the world — who missed a large portion of the 2016 season with wrist surgery — rolled in a birdie at No. 16 and finished par-par to set the scoring record. He was the last player on tour to shoot 59. He did in the FedEx Cup Playoffs in 2013 at the BMW Championship.
Furyk raced up the leader board, of course, into the Top 5 some two hours before the leaders teed off. But, they will be afterthought after Furyk’s effort. He sits 99th in the FedEx Cup standings and will certainly make his run toward another TOUR Championship. This 46-year-old seems to have lots of gas left in the tank.
Other Golf News:
- Daniel Berger (15-under) leads the Travelers Championship by two shots at the moment early into his final round. Berger, 40th in the world rankings, is looking for his second PGA Tour title. He won the St. Jude FedEx Classic in June.
- Anthony Wall upset Alex Noren to capture the Paul Lawrie Match Play title on the European Tour. Down early, Wall rallied for a 1-UP victory. It marked his first win since 2000. He was an 80-to-1 long shot to win the title at www.golfodds.com.
- Miguel Angel Jimenez (16-under early in his final round) leads the 3M Championship by a shot over Bernard Langer and Kevin Sutherland. Jimenez is looking for his first Champions Tour victory of 2016.