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Jim Furyk watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill., Friday. Associated Press

Golf: Furyk becomes 6th golfer to shoot 59 on PGA Tour


By Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — With a shot at golf’s magic number, Jim Furyk had no trouble finishing the job.

Furyk birdied two of his last three holes Friday in the BMW Championship to become the sixth player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59. Needing a birdie on the par-4 ninth hole at Conway Farms, he stuffed a gap wedge into just over 3 feet and calmly knocked it in.

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