Furyk goes from feeling 'lost' to shooting 58

It was Sept. 13, 2013, and Jim Furyk was busy retelling every detail of how he’d joined golf’s most exclusive club. Earlier that day, he had shot 59 in the second round of the BMW Championship, an effortless round on a difficult day at Conway Farms.

“I’m not a smell-the-roses type of guy,” he said, “but I mean, how many times am I going to shoot 59 in my life?”

At least once more, apparently.

Less than three years later, Furyk outdid himself and posted the lowest score in PGA Tour history: a 12-under 58 Sunday at the Travelers Championship.

“I’m still a little stunned and a little flabbergasted,” he said.

Hey, so are we.

Back in 2013, Furyk was coming off a pedestrian 72 in the opening round of the BMW. The next day, he shot golf’s magic number, a score more than 12 shots better than the field average.

His 58 Sunday at TPC River Highlands, a par 70, came similarly out of the blue.

Furyk birdied three of the last four holes Friday just to make the cut. After a third-round 72, he retreated to the range to hit a big bag of balls. He became so frustrated with his ball-striking that he instructed caddie Mike “Fluff” Cowan to take pictures of his swing to send back home to his father/swing coach, Mike. The fix was a tighter, shorter backswing.

Source : The Golf Channel

posted at 08 Aug 2016 07:19:01

 



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