And on a golf course with firm greens, some wind and plenty of trouble. A spectacular round from Jim Furyk in the BMW makes him the 6th to shoot 59 in a PGA Tour event.
The round highlights courtesy of PGA Tour Entertainment:
The clutch shot on 18:
Then you look at the numbers. Furyk made 11 birdies and an eagle. He overcame a bogey. He didn't miss a fairway and hit 17 greens in regulation. And he still had to hit a perfect drive, knock a wedge to 3 feet and convert the putt on his last hole at Conway Farms Golf Club to shoot 59 during the second round of the BMW Championship.
Mark Lamport Stokes quoting BMW leader Brandt Snedeker, who puts the round's brilliance into perspective:
"The greens were really firm, they were really fast and crusty," a wide-eyed Snedeker told reporters after finishing at 11-under 131. "The winds ... they were real inconsistent on direction. That's just an unbelievable round of golf."
Furyk broke 60 despite a bogey on his 14th hole, becoming the first PGA Tour 59-shooter (Al Geiberger, Chip Beck, David Duval, Paul Goydos and Stuart Appleby are the others, while Annika Sorenstam did it on the LPGA Tour) to have a blemish on his scorecard. After the three-putt, though, he rebounded with an 11-foot putt two holes later to get back to 11 under for the day and bring 59 back into play.