Here is a story from USA Today, our Gannett partner, on former Arizona Wildcat Jim Furyk shooting a 59 on Friday, with some Twitter reaction and video highlights at the bottom (and click here for his post-round interview) …
By Steve DiMeglio, USA TODAY Sports
LAKE FOREST, ILL. — All Jim Furyk wanted to do Friday in the second round of the BMW Championship was get himself back into the tournament after a sluggish 1-over-par 72 in the first round.
He certainly did that and more.
On a cool day 30 miles north of Chicago, Furyk became the sixth player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59 as he made 11 birdies and an eagle at Conway Farms Golf Club to move into a share of the lead after 36 holes with Brandt Snedeker. Furyk ended his historic round by hitting a wedge from 100 yards on his final hole to 3 feet and knocking it in to reach golf’s magic number.
Furyk and Snedeker are at 11 under, three shots clear of Zach Johnson in third.
“Absolutely, absolutely,” Furyk said when asked if it was the best round of his career. “I’ve played a couple of good ones throughout my career. I remember a 62 at Doral once where I think the next best score was 67.
” … But that magic number, it’s hard to get under 30 on nine, and then it’s really hard to get under 60 for a day. It definitely played some tricks with my head on the way in.”