August 07, 2016

Jim Furyk Scores First 58 in PGA History: Golfer Jim Furyk of Ponte Vedra, Florida, has turned in the lowest single-round score in the history of the PGA Tour. He shot a 12-under 58 Sunday in the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. Six golfers had a 59 previously, including Furyk. No one had ever written "58" on his card at the end of a round. Asked how it feels to score 58, Furyk replied, "One worse than 57."

posted by rcade to golf at 04:17 PM - 4 comments

Congrats on the record, but I always wonder why it's the score (58) and not the shots under par that's measured/celebrated.

Getting a 58 on a par 70 (like this one) seems like it should be the same as getting a 60 on a par 72, but not as good as getting a 59 on a par 72.

For example, Notah Begay III, Chip Beck, David Duval, and (the original "Mr. 59") Al Geiberger all shot their 59 on par 72 courses (-13). That seems like it would be more of an accomplishment than Furyks 58 on a par 70 (-12).

posted by grum@work at 06:25 AM on August 08

Good point, but there's something cool about the number. Does the media get excited about the most below par?

Furyk's accomplishment would be meaningless if Pyongyang Golf Complex was on the PGA Tour. Kim Jong il shot a 34 there with 11 holes in one the first time he picked up a club.

posted by rcade at 12:09 PM on August 08

Saying "One worse than 57" is so golfer!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:13 PM on August 08

Furyk's accomplishment would be meaningless if Pyongyang Golf Complex was on the PGA Tour.

Danger Mouse finished Gleneagles in 1.

posted by Etrigan at 12:28 PM on August 08

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