Jim Furyk twirled a bogey-free 12-under-par 27-31=58 in today's final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, setting or tying numerous tournament and all-time PGA TOUR records along the way. He's vaulted 65 places on the live leaderboard to solo fifth with a 72-hole aggregate of 11-under 269.
The 46-year-old, playing his 23rd consecutive TOUR season and his 1,959th career round, hit ALL 18 greens in regulation en route to the lowest round of golf in TOUR history -- approximately 1.5 million rounds have been played. Six players have previously shot 59, the most recent was Furyk himself in R2 of the 2013 BMW Championship at Conway Farms GC (par 71). That week, he carded one eagle, 11 birdies and one bogey. Today, the Pennsylvania native recorded 10 birdies, five from between 14 and 24 feet, and tallied seven straight on Nos. 6-12 (new personal best). He set his sights early with a hole-out eagle from 135 yards away at the par-4 third and wrapped his scoring with birdie-2 at the 16th (23'8"). The Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, resident striped 13 (of 14) fairways and required only 24 putts. Almost as an aside, he also breaks the tournament and course record of 60, shot by amateur Patrick Cantlay in 2011/R2.
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