CROMWELL, Conn. – Jim Furyk was the last player to shoot a score of 59 on the PGA Tour back in 2013, and he broke his own record and made history Sunday in the final round of the Travelers Championship.
Furyk was well out of contention when he began his final round - but he went 10-under par through his first 11 holes, carding seven birdies and an eagle.
Furyk carded his seventh consecutive birdie at the par-4 12th, meaning he could par the rest of the holes to shoot 59 on the par-70 course - but Furyk wasn't finished carding red numbers.
Furyk had a short birdie putt at the 15th hole lip out that would have put him at 12-under.
He bounced back with a birdie at 16.
Furyk drained a par putt on 17 and gave himself a chance at a lengthy birdie on the 18th hole after hitting the green in regulation (which he did on every hole). He missed, but had a tap-in par for 58.
A few pros have shot 58 in the past, notably Web.com Tour player Stephan Jaeger just last week, but Furyk is the only to do it on the PGA Tour, and he became the first player to shoot multiple rounds in the 50s in tour history.