Lake Forest: Jim Furyk stole the show in stunning fashion at the BMW Championship on Friday, rocketing into a share of the second-round lead after becoming only the sixth player to shoot a 59 on the PGA Tour.
The 43-year-old American hit a gap wedge to three feet on his final hole, the par-four ninth, and calmly sank the putt for a magical 12-under-par 59 to end a breezy day at Conway Farms Golf Club tied at the top with compatriot Brandt Snedeker.
Furyk piled up 11 birdies, one bogey and an eagle at the par-four 15th as he rebounded in astonishing fashion from an opening 72 to post an 11-under total of 131 in the third of the PGA Tour’s four lucrative FedExCup playoff events.
In pursuit of his first victory on the US circuit since the 2010 Tour Championship, Furyk was level with first-round leader Snedeker, who carded a 68. Zach Johnson (70) was alone in third at eight under, two strokes better than Nick Watney (69), rookie sensation Jordan Spieth (65), Ryan Moore (69) and Kevin Streelman (70), and South African Charl Schwartzel (70).
Tiger Woods ended with a 72 in a tie for 13th at four under, after being docked two strokes due to his ball moving on his opening hole. A livid Woods later refused to speak to reporters. The infringement occurred on the par-four first where he struck his second shot over the back of the green, then tried to remove a loose impediment before playing his third. (Reuters)