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Jim Furyk chips in with lowest round in history of PGA tour

By Phil Casey

Published 08/08/2016

Record breaker: Jim Furyk smiling after his 58 at TPC River Highlands
Record breaker: Jim Furyk smiling after his 58 at TPC River Highlands

Jim Furyk recorded the lowest round in PGA Tour history on Sunday as he signed for a stunning 58 at the Travelers Championship.

The American came into the event as one of only six men to have posted a sub-60 total over 18 holes on the United States' top tour after his 59 at the 2013 BMW Championship, and recorded an eagle and 10 birdies to lower that mark by one at TPC River Highlands.

The feat comes just 11 days after Germany's Stephan Jaeger shot a 58 at the Ellie Mae Classic on the Web.com Tour - the first time it had ever been achieved in a sanctioned event on the Web.com Tour, PGA Tour, European Tour or Champions Tour.

Furyk's 58 meant he was 12 under for his round on the par-70 layout and moved the 46-year-old to 11 under for the tournament after he had started the day over par.

After a par on the first, Furyk went birdie-eagle-birdie and then recorded seven birdies in a row after a second par on the fifth. Three pars followed but the 2003 US Open winner rolled in a 24-foot putt on the 16th and parred his way home to seal his place in the history books.

Furyk - who did not make an appearance between September and May due to a wrist injury - needed just 24 putts and hit all 18 greens in regulation.

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